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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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July 2022 Issue
This July issue includes articles on perioperative care considerations for surgical patients with Down syndrome, point-of-use instrument cleaning and steam sterilization practice recommendations, the experiences of family members waiting for surgical patients, guidance for difficult airway management, recommendations from the updated AORN “Guideline for medical device and product evaluation,” and more!
Journal CE Article Titles
- Down Syndrome: A Review of Key Perioperative Implications
- Back to Basics 2.0: Point-of-Use Instrument Cleaning and Steam Sterilization
- Clinical Issues—July 2022
- The Perioperative Steering Committee as an Accountable Infrastructure to Enable and Sustain Change
- Exploring the Lived Experience of Families Waiting for Surgical Patients: A Qualitative Study
- Guideline First Look: Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation
August 2022 Issue
The August 2022 issue includes a special report on eliminating unintentionally retained surgical items and articles on an OR placement program for nursing students, guideline recommendations for surgical smoke safety, preventing perioperative sharps injuries, preventing and managing workplace violence, and more!
Share Your Story or Project in the Journal!
Speaking Up Column: Do you have a successful experience related to speaking up and demonstrating courage in the OR? Share your story with the Journal by submitting this form! The form asks you to briefly describe the situation, actions taken, responses and results, and lessons learned. Although your contact information is required for coordination purposes, all information will be kept anonymous. We will evaluate stories for publication based on the submitted information and interview selected candidates.
Solutions at Work Series: Have you implemented an innovative quality improvement project or a unique solution at your facility? Share your experience with the Journal by submitting this form! If selected, you will be interviewed by a Journal staff member and featured in Periop Briefing, the news section of AORN Journal. Selected contributors will need to provide information related to implementation steps, challenges overcome, obtaining buy-in, results or outcomes, and lessons learned. Articles will include your name, the facility name, and a facility profile.
The AORN Journal Wants Your Photo Submission!
The AORN Journal is looking for cover photos! Photos accepted for publication will be entered into our Best Cover Photo Contest for a chance to win up to $500! Please visit the Journal photo contest page to review photo submission rules and to upload your submission today.
AORN Journal CE Articles
Stay Current, Meet Requirements, Earn CEs
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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