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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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Huntleigh Healthcare Clinical Feature Supplement - Deep Vein Thrombosis: a risky business (PDF 186 Kb)

Published - 1 Nov 2004. Author - Autar R 1999.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can damage the health of patients and is a serious cause of mortality. It can cause pulmonary embolism (PE), an acutely fatal condition, and post phlebitis syndrome(PPS), a chronic disabling condition (Dalen et al 1996). Sandler

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Preoperative Information Giving: an essential element of perioperative practice (PDF 239 Kb)

Published - 30 Apr 2001. Author - Reid J 1998.

The aim of this article is to review the literature pertaining to the perioperative nursing activity of information-giving. The relationship between anxiety, coping strategies and information giving will be discussed, with further consideration of how inf

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Haemophilia (PDF 1950 Kb)

Published - 1 Feb 2004. Author - Vidler, V 2004.

This is the third article in a series that aims to refresh readers' knowledge of blood. This article describes haemophilia which is a congenital disorder of coagulation. Vicky Vidler describes the aetiology of Haemophilia A and B, their clinical manifesta

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Preoperative Visiting: Landmarks of the Journey (PDF 153 Kb)

Published - 31 Mar 2001. Author - Jill Holmes.

Our fifteen bed, five day recovery unit accepts adult and
paediatric patients and serves seven theatres dedicated to eye and ENT surgery. The aim of this article is to provide an insight into the practicalities involved in introducing a preoperative visit

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Future perioperative registered nurses: an insight into a perioperative programme for undergraduate nursing students (PDF 121 Kb)

Published - 29 Mar 2005. Author - Karen Clark-Burg.

An Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) submission (ACORN 2002'“2008)
recently stated that the specialities that suffered significantly from the transition of hospitalbased
nursing training to university training were the perioperative specialty, critical care and
emergency. The main reason for this was that perioperative nursing was not included in the
undergraduate nursing curriculum. Less than a handful of universities in Australia offer the
subject as a compulsory unit. The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) is one of these
universities. This paper will provide an insight into the perioperative nursing care unit
embedded within the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) undergraduate curriculum.

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