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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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Preoperative hair removal: a systematic review (PDF 612 Kb)

Published - 1 Mar 2007. Author - Judith Tanner, Kate Moncaster and Dianne Woodings.

Preparing patients for surgery has traditionally included the routine removal of body hair from the intended surgical wound site. However, there are studies which claim that preoperative hair removal is deleterious to patients, perhaps by causing surgical

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Answers supplied: Caring for restrained prisoners in theatre (PDF 91 Kb)

Published - 30 Jun 1999. Author - S Pirie 2005.

Dear AfPP

We recently had an incident in theatre relating to the physical restraint of a prisoner who had been admitted for an elective procedure. Two prison officers ensured that the prisoner remained handcuffed during the whole procedure, desp

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Basic concepts in mechanical ventilation (PDF 1094 Kb)

Published - 1 Mar 2008. Author - Catherine Carbery.

Mechanical ventilatory support is a major component of the clinical management of critically
ill patients admitted into intensive care. Closely linked with the developments within critical
care medicine, the use of ventilatory support has been increasing

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Reflection on action: communication is the key (PDF 191 Kb)

Published - 1 Dec 2006. Author - Julie Seed.

This article will explore, by reflection, a critical incident by considering
the positive and negative aspects. This will encourage me as a trainee
surgical care practitioner to look at how and why the incident occurred
and it will support me in exploring

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Improving working lives - The Commitment (PDF 160 Kb)

Published - 1 Feb 2001. Author - Fudge L 2001.

In this new series of articles, Lesley Fudge explains the issues covered by the new NHS Improving Working Lives Standard. She begins by describing the basis for achieving the standard.

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