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Welcome to our online searchable database of the Journal of Perioperative Practice (JPP) articles (1998 - present).

JPP is the official journal of the AfPP. It promotes perioperative practice through publishing literature reviews, research-based articles, topical discussions, advice on clinical issues, current news items and product information. The journal also encourages a sense of community among perioperative practitioners by providing a forum for debate.  Members and non-members can use our search facility. You can search by the article's title, a subject keyword or by author.

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Bone cement mixing - Temperature and its Effect on Bone Cement (PDF 235 Kb)

Published - 27 Jul 2009. Author - Eveleigh R 2001.

This is the last of our series of four articles on bone cement mixing. In this article, Rebecca Eveleigh discusses the importance of temperature.

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Pneumatic torniquet use in the perioperative environment (PDF 144 Kb)

Published - 31 Jul 2007. Author - Caroline O'Connor and Siobhan Murphy.

Pneumatic tourniquets are routinely used in operating theatres
worldwide. Generally, tourniquets are viewed as a relatively safe
instrument with minimal complications. Nevertheless, Klenerman
(2003) and Golder et al (2000) both suggest that caution should

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Debbie Lee Column: Modernising medicines management (PDF 176 Kb)

Published - 31 Mar 2002. Author - Lee D 2003.

It appears that Primary Care Trusts are really getting their act together with modernising medicines management. During my travels this month I have been hearing from many nurses about the challenges and opportunities facing them in primary care.

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When is Blowing the Whistle not Whistle-blowing? (PDF 145 Kb)

Published - 31 Aug 1998. Author - Bynom S 1999.

Following the publicity on the 'whistle blowing' incident at Bristol Royal Infirmary involving cardiac surgeons(Gulland 1998), and the more recent case of the general surgeon in Scotland, Sue Vincent (1998) urges nurses and other health care professionals

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Health and safety - Risk Assessment: a five step process (PDF 135 Kb)

Published - 31 Jul 1999. Author - Champion J 2000.

Risk assessment is a process which involves identifying hazards in the workplace and assessing the risk of them causing harm (Croner's Health Service Risks 1997). This step by step approach to risk assessment should make the whole process seem less daunti

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