AORN Journal

The Official Voice of Perioperative Nursing

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Read 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.

Members get more than 200 free contact hours through the AORN Journal. Maintain your credentials and save an average of $55 on contact hours per issue.

September 2023 Issue

5.0 CNE

The AORN Journal September issue features the following articles:

Coming Up Next Month

The October 2023 issue features a special focus on infection prevention with articles on disinfection practices for ultrasound transducers, implementing a bundle to improve SSI rates for patients undergoing nonvaginal-approach hysterectomy, and optimizing the relationship between perioperative personnel and infection preventionists. In addition, the issue includes articles on the updated manual high-level disinfection guideline, minimally invasive surgery recommendations, documenting perioperative care in the electronic health record, and more!

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Submit your best photo(s) for a chance to win up to $500 and have your photo featured on the AORN Journal cover! Photos can be serious or humorous, clinical or social—anything you think members would appreciate seeing on the Journal cover that represents perioperative nursing.

Do you have a successful experience related to speaking up and demonstrating courage in the OR? Have you implemented an innovative quality improvement project or a unique solution at your facility? Tell us about it, and if selected, you will be interviewed by a Journal staff member and featured in Periop Briefing, the news section of AORN Journal. Help patients through authorship — start writing for the AORN Journal. Get the resources you need to get started today including a list of suggested topics, author guidelines, a submission checklist, and more. 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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