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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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2000 Research focus - Organ Donation 3: brain stem death (PDF 245 Kb)

Published - 19 Jul 2009. Author - Bothamley J.

Following an exploration of nursesâ perceptions of organ donation, and of consent and patientâs rights in the preceding articles, this series concludes with an examination of brain stem death, and in particular the literature which challenges popular assu

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Human resources: Making sense of your employment contract (PDF 123 Kb)

Published - 31 Mar 2004. Author - J Beesley 2005.

Whether you work in the NHS or the independent sector you do not need reminding of the changes that are occuring within the delivery of perioperative services, as employers strive to comply with Agenda for Change, the Working Time Regulations and the Mode

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A surgical care practitioners' pilot programme in Wales (PDF 101 Kb)

Published - 31 Mar 2005. Author - A Morgan 2005, P Ward 2005.

The Surgical Care Practitioner Pilot Programme, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, commenced in October 2003. Preliminary evidence suggests that the pilot is making a significant difference to the care of surgical patients in those NHS trusts invol

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International Partnerships in Perioperative Nursing (PDF 144 Kb)

Published - 30 Sep 1999. Author - Vincent S, Jones M 1999.

This paper was presented at the International Council of Nurses Centennial Conference in London on 30 June 1999, by Sue Vincent, Past Chairman of NATN, on behalf of the Steering Committee for the development of the International Federation of Perioperativ

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