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February 2018 Issue
This February issue features articles on using analytics to identify, plan, and implement improvement initiatives that will provide the greatest value; improving health care worker safety when using hazardous drugs mitomycin C and fluorouracil for nononcologic ophthalmologic procedures; the effect of perioperative prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics in patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery; orienting new cardiac team members; and more!
CE Articles: FREE to AORN members!
- Applying Hazardous Drug Standards to Antineoplastics Used for Ophthalmology Surgery
- The Effect of Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics on Infection After Colorectal Cancer Surgery
- Clinical Issues—February 2018
- Improving Performance Measures With Perioperative Analytics
- Implementing a Cardiac Skills Orientation and Simulation Program
- The Meaning of Intraoperative Errors: Perioperative Nurse Perspectives
The March 2018 Issue Preview
The March 2018 issue features a Back to Basics article on orthopedic positioning; an article on understanding the signs, symptoms, and progression of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease; an article on a quality improvement project to improve knowledge and awareness of surgical fire risk; and more!
Two New AORN Journal Columns in 2018!
The February issue features the first “Leadership Insights” column. This bi-monthly column addresses the most current and pressing leadership issues in a practical manner. Targeted to managers and leaders, the column will report on innovative practices and initiatives at hospitals across the country and lessons learned from these initiatives. Each column will contain helpful insights, how-to strategies, and key takeaways for application to practice.
The March issue will feature the first “Speaking Up: Voices from the OR” column. This bi-monthly column focuses on speaking up and demonstrating courage in the OR. The column is designed to showcase different voices and perspectives of perioperative nurses who have shown courage in a variety of ways. Each column will not include any identifiable data to keep the individuals and facilities anonymous. The column is meant to inspire perioperative nurses to speak up, especially in difficult circumstances.
AORN Journal Receives Its First Impact Factor
The AORN Journal has been included in Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Journal Citation Reports® and has received its first-ever Journal Impact Factor. The Impact Factor is based on impact and influence metrics, along with citation data from the Web of Science, and measures a journal’s influence in the scientific community. This is an incredibly exciting achievement that raises the Journal’s standing in scholarly literature.
Introducing Journal Essentials
On-the-go just got easier with Journal Essentials - our new digital supplement to the AORN Journal. Providing a snapshot view of each month’s Journal articles, this great new resource delivers one page summaries of articles considered essential reading for perioperative practice!
Check out this month’s edition.
AORN Journal Writers Contest Award Winners
The AORN Journal Writers Contest Awards recognize authors of the highest-quality AORN Journal articles. All articles published in the Journal in 2016 were eligible. Winning articles were chosen based on points awarded by Journal editors and Editorial Board members. Congratulations to our winners!
The 2017 AORN Journal Writers Contest winners are:
- “Pressure Ulcers: Factors Contributing to Their Development in the OR” by Dawn Engels, MSN, RN, CNS, CWOCN, CWCN-AP; Melody Austin, BSN, RN, CWOCN; Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP; Jennifer Fencl, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, CNOR; Sat Gupta, PhD; and Haseeb Kazi, MD (March)
- “Big Data and Perioperative Nursing” by Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI; and Jessica J. Peterson, PhD-C, RN, CRNA (October)
- “Preoperative Screening for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children: A Systematic Literature Review” by Erin E. Bauer, DNP, CRNA; Rebecca Lee, DNP, CRNA; and Yasmine N. Campbell, DNP, CRNA (December)
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