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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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Preparing a patient information leaflet (PDF 377 Kb)

Published - 1 Aug 2009. Author - Valerie Brown.

As a student of operating department practice, I was asked to produce
a patient information leaflet that helped to prepare patients for a
surgical procedure. In addition, I had to write a paper highlighting the
issues involved in effectively communicating

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All Pierced Up: managing body piercing in perioperative practice (PDF 156 Kb)

Published - 30 Sep 1999. Author - Faulkner A 1999.

This article outlines research and guidelines for principles of safe practice in the operating theatre with reference to patients with body piercing.

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Concepts in anatomy - The Physiology of Wound Healing and Wound Assessment (PDF 278 Kb)

Published - 1 Feb 2003. Author - Muncaster D, Clancy J, McVicars A 2001.

Wound healing is a complex and remarkable process that occurs when the body responds to trauma. It requires the interaction of several intricate processes with the ultimate aim being to maintain homeostasis. With advances in surgery and increases in the a

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The Air we Breathe (PDF 211 Kb)

Published - 1 Nov 2000. Author - Layzell M 2000.

Health hazards can often affect workers slowly and quietly over many years. Risks may not be immediately apparent, especially when no rigorous monitoring, research or followup is carried out by the employer. The worker remains in ignorance of the dangers

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Compartment syndrome: The silent danger related to patient positioning and surgery (PDF 209 Kb)

Published - 1 Mar 2001. Author - S Wilde 2004.

Compartment syndrome affecting the limbs is a well-documented condition and there are cases where it has become evident following surgery undertaken with the paient in the Lloyd Davies position. This article explores the contributory factors and the deva

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