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Stay up-to-date with the latest in evidence-based, clinical best practices through the award-winning, peer-reviewed AORN Journal. Available in timely, easy-to-read print, electronic, and mobile formats.

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December 2020 Issue

This December issue features results of the annual AORN Salary and Compensation Survey and also includes articles on the types of distending media used during hysteroscopy, minimizing distractions in the OR, strategies for preventing retained surgical items during endovascular procedures, risk factors for postoperative delirium in older adults, and more! 

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. Distending Media Used During Hysteroscopy: Perioperative Nursing Implications
  2. Safety First: Distractions in the OR Can Compromise Patient Care
  3. Clinical Issues—December 2020

Featured Content

  1. Preventing Retained Surgical Items During Endovascular Procedures
  2. Risk Factors of Postoperative Delirium in Older Adult Spine Surgery Patients
  3. Congruency Between Planned and Performed Procedures and Adherence to Recommended Perioperative Practices

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AORN Journal December Cover

January 2021 issue

The January 2021 issue features a Back to Basics 2.0 article on preventing venous thromboembolism; a Guidelines in Practice article on autologous tissue management; and articles on surgical smoke, a perioperative nursing preceptorship for baccalaureate nursing students, surgical team familiarity, and more!

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AORN Journal CE Articles

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Searching for quality education? Preparing for recertification? AORN Journal  Continuing Education (CE) articles feature a variety of perioperative topics, from sterilization and guideline implementation to prevention of sentinel events and infection prevention, as well as online evaluations with immediate test results!

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Help improve the quality of content in the AORN Journal by serving as a peer reviewer. Access the resources you need to get started today, including tutorials, guidelines, and more.

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