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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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Avoiding the use of agency staff in the operating department (PDF 216 Kb)

Published - 30 Jun 1998. Author - Alison Gee.

In January 2006 the BBC reported NHS trust debts of £1.07 billion in
England (BBC 2006a). In April 2006 it reported that 7,000 job losses
had already been confirmed (BBC 2006b) '“ although this figure could
rise to as many as 13,000. Clarke (2006) identifi

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Telephone Logging and Walk-in Clinic (PDF 151 Kb)

Published - 26 May 2003. Author - Marshall CBL 1998.

The day surgery unit at Edgware General Hospital is a self-contained unit with its own operating theatres. It performs on average 5 500 operations per year inclusive of endoscopic procedures. For the year ending March 1996, the unit received external fund

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Future Practitioners: advancing nursing practice in the perioperative setting (PDF 181 Kb)

Published - 1 Nov 2008. Author - Mehigan S 2000.

The aim of this article is to consider how perioperative nursing practice may be advanced in the future. Imagine a new operating department, in a brand new hospital, where you have been given the task of finding and developing a team of perioperative nurs

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Association update - John Joins HQ (PDF 149 Kb)

Published - 20 May 2008. Author - Beesley J 2001.

A new professional officer has taken up his post at NATN headquarters. John Beesley replaces Genevive Rohrlach, who has returned to Australia. As an introduction to members, here is John's personal profile.

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Reducing Patient Stress in Theatre (PDF 253 Kb)

Published - 31 May 2000. Author - Welsh J 2000.

For most patients, admission to hospital for surgery can be very stressful. It is well recognised that stress, created by prolonged anxiety, can produce harmful effects and may even delay a patient' s recovery following surgery. This article, submitted fo

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