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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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Book Review January/February 2016: The Nurse Mentor's Handbook, 2nd Edition by Danny Walsh (PDF 3509 Kb)

Published- Jan 2016. Author - Eloise Pearson.

Book Review January/February 2016

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Constant exposure to the operating theatre can change our perception of the perioperative journey (PDF 240 Kb)

Published- Jan 2016. Author - Rebecca Charnock.

The following is a personal reflection of my experience of interactions with hospital staff and how that has impacted on my own attitudes and practices in studying to become an operating department practitioner (ODP).

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Contents page January/February 2016 (PDF 223 Kb)

Published- Jan 2016.

Contents page for January/February's edition 2016

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Coordinating perioperative care for the 'high risk' general surgical patient using risk prediction scoring (PDF 250 Kb)

Published- Jan 2016. Author - Shazia Hafiz.

Identifying 'high risk' (>5% mortality score) emergency general surgical patients early, allows appropriate perioperative care to be allocated by securing critical care beds and ensuring the presence of senior surgeons and senior anaesthetists intraoperatively. Scoring systems can be used to predict perioperative risk and coordinate resources perioperatively. Currently it is unclear which estimate of risk correlates with current resource deployment. A retrospective study was undertaken assessing the relationship between deployment of perioperative resources: senior surgeon, senior anesthetist and critical care bed.

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Development and efficiency of dedicated upper limb trauma lists in a district general hospital (PDF 540 Kb)

Published- Jan 2016. Author - Daoud Makki.

The aim of this audit was to assess the impact of dedicated upper limb trauma lists on the hospital stay and satisfaction of patients treated operatively for upper limb injuries. In the first audit, we reviewed the date of 52 consecutive patients with upper limb injuries treated on the routine trauma lists. Accordingly, a new pathway of dedicated upper limb trauma lists was introduced whereby patients presenting with injuries were safely discharged home with written instructions regarding arrangements for surgery. The audit loop was then closed by collecting data of 78 consecutive patients treated using the new scheme. Dedicated upper limb trauma lists have reduced our in-patient stay without affecting the care and outcomes for our patients.

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