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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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Huntleigh Healthcare Clinical Feature Supplement - External Pneumatic Compression Therapy for DVT Prophylaxis (PDF 186 Kb)

Published - 1 Mar 1999. Author - Capper C 1999.

In this article, Carole Capper addresses the nature of deep vein thrombosis and discusses the use of the Flowtron® Excel system, and the role of the nurse in prophylaxis. This article is reproduced by permission of the British Journal of Nursing, 1998, Vo

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Crisis - What Crisis? Turning practice into theory (PDF 171 Kb)

Published - 1 Feb 1999. Author - Graff L 1999.

A wonderful management clich is that life is not full of problems, but opportunities. In the months of last winter, events within the NHS known as 'Winter Pressures' produced a whole variety of problems in most acute hospitals throughout the country. Man

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Clinical feature - Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder (PDF 181 Kb)

Published - 1 Mar 2000. Author - Copeland S 1998.

Early arthroscopy was developed by Tagaki and his successor, Watanabe, in Japan. It was introduced into the western world in 1965 by Dr Robert Jackson of Toronto. The initial experience of arthroscopy was gained in the knee and the majority of development

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Nurses in Surgery - opportunity or threat? A personal view (PDF 155 Kb)

Published - 31 May 2003. Author - Murray WJG 1999.

Surgeons are at risk of becoming an endangered species. Recent events have placed us in the spotlight as never before. The expectations of patients and their relatives have never been greater, often raised to unrealistic levels by a section of the media w

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The Wearing of Facial Protection in High Risk Environments (PDF 244 Kb)

Published - 21 Jul 2008. Author - Pearson T 2000.

The term Universal Precautions (UP) originates from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta (Taylor 1993). The precautions recognise that it is safer for all patients to be treated as potentially infective, whatever their status in life. The basic

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