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March 2021 Issue
This March issue features a special report on AORN Guidelines in the Era of COVID-19 and also includes articles on the perioperative care of patients undergoing an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, using a visual communication tool within the electronic health record to help prevent pressure injuries, the relationship between hypothermia and surgical site infection, basic hand hygiene principles, and more!
Journal CE Article Titles
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Surgical Intervention for Treating Cervical Disc Disease
- Back to Basics 2.0: Hand Hygiene
- Clinical Issues—March 2021
- Adding a Visual Communication Tool to the Electronic Health Record to Prevent Pressure Injuries
- The Role of Perioperative Hypothermia in the Development of Surgical Site Infection: A Systematic Review
- The Effect of RN Circulator–Scrub Person Dyad Consistency on Total OR Time and Turnover Time
April 2021 Issue
The April 2021 issue features a special focus on staff safety and includes articles on maintaining a just culture in the perioperative environment, ergonomic challenges in the perioperative setting, the effects of flow disruptions on RN circulators, enhancing perioperative hand-over communication, and more! In addition, this issue features the next Quality Improvement Showcase!
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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