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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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Daisy Ayris memorial lecture 1998 - Never Say Never (PDF 175 Kb)

Published - 1 Mar 2000. Author - Campbell L 1999.

Libby Campbell reflects on the theme of last year's NATN Conference, 'Celebrating Partnerships in Perioperative Care'. This paper was the Daisy Ayris Memorial Lecture in 1998'...

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Answers Supplied: Clinical Waste Management Policy (PDF 77 Kb)

Published - 1 Jan 2008. Author - Susan Pirie.

I am currently updating our policy on
the management of clinical waste.
Presently, the majority of waste
generated in theatre is disposed of as
clinical waste, even if it is paper waste
from preparing and setting up for
cases. In view of today's environme

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Razors versus Clippers: a randomised controlled trial (PDF 115 Kb)

Published - 1 Dec 2005. Author - Tracy Taylor & Judith Tanner.

The purpose of this randomised controlled trial was to determine if patients showed a preference for preoperative hair removal with razors or clippers and to identify if one method was associated with more trauma or postoperative infections. The trial too

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Florence Nightingale: creator of modern nursing and public health pioneer (PDF 167 Kb)

Published - 31 Aug 2008. Author - Harold Ellis.

In starting this series of articles on distinguished women in nursing, medicine and the related healthcare professions, the choice of the first name is obvious. Florence Nightingale is, I suggest, the most famous female in the long history of medicine and is a name that is known and revered throughout the world. Most people - even those in 'the trade' - think of her as 'the lady with the lamp', the heroine who went out to the Crimean War and nursed the sick and wounded at Scutari. Important though this was, her main contribution was her continued work, long after the war, in nursing organisation and training, hospital planning,public and military health and her pioneering work in the efficient gathering of medical statistics.

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Mentoring opens doors (PDF 135 Kb)

Published - 4 Oct 2008. Author - Sheila Allen.

This article is based on the Daisy Ayris lecture given at the
2003 Congress by Sheila Allen, former Association of
Perioperative Registered Nurses president. In it she explores
the history and definition of mentoring.Mentors may be
persons of rank, achiev

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