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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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Clinical feature - Special Practice (PDF 259 Kb)

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

Do you remember when it was being predicted that more and more surgical procedures would be carried out in places other than operating theatres in a hospital setting and you didn't think it really would? Well, not in your lifetime. Well things have moved

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Answers Supplied: Changing Career Direction (PDF 67 Kb)

Published - 20 May 2008. Author - John Beesley.

I have been working as a senior staff
nurse in theatres for a number of years,
during which time I have become a
very experienced and competent
perioperative practitioner. I want a
change in career as I am keen on
preoperative assessment and surgery. I
am

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Conflict resolution training in the NHS (PDF 144 Kb)

Published - 30 Jun 2001. Author - Steve Molloy and Iain Henderson.

The following article is based on a presentation at AfPP's Annual
Congress in October 2005. It deals with the increasing level of
violence and aggression directed towards NHS staff in the
workplace and advises on conflict resolution.

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Prone positioning made easy (PDF 1042 Kb)

Published - 1 Dec 2003. Author - Kay Craig 2003.

Prone positioning of patients may optimise exposure for certain surgical procedures. There have been many published works that discuss the advantages of prone ventilation and how to nurse a patient who is lying in the prone position. However, there are ve

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Noisiness in operating theatres: nurses' perceptions and potential difficulty communicating (PDF 159 Kb)

Published - 31 Aug 2008. Author - (null).

Elevated operating theatre noise can be hazardous to patient safety and may cause occupational stress. In a nine-hospital study, background noise and average noise were measured, during operations in different subspecialties, and found to be higher than noise levels recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for hospital areas in which patient care takes place. In operations in which nurses had also answered a question about hearing 'quiet', 'normal', and 'loud' talking, speech interference levels were estimated and indicated that nurses and other personnel had to substantially raise their voices to be well understood.

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