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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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Research focus - Healthcare Support Workers and the Scrubbed Role (PDF 242 Kb)

Published - 31 May 2000. Author - Hind M 2001.

The scrub role during surgery is clearly important and is currently dominated by nurses and operating department practitioners (ODPs). Recently, there has been discussion about whether this role could be undertaken by healthcare support workers (HCSWs). T

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Clinical feature - Thyroplasty (PDF 163 Kb)

Published - 31 May 2002. Author - Corbridge R 1998.

This clinical article discusses thyroplasty; the background, the procedure, the advantages, possible complications and results of the procedure.

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Should it happen to you... (PDF 130 Kb)

Published - 30 Jun 2006. Author - Alison Stonehouse.

The bombings in London (7 July 2005) have highlighted the need
for operating theatre staff to raise their level of knowledge and
preparedness in response to the threat of terrorist attacks.What can
we expect and be prepared for when bombings occur? This a

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Intraoperative red cell salvage (PDF 341 Kb)

Published - 31 Aug 2004. Author - Tony Fisher.

In this article, Tony Fisher explores the background to autotransfusion and how recent advances in equipment and techniques have facilitated intraoperative cell salvage, thus reducing the need for homologous transfusion.

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Theatre nursing in Portugal (PDF 206 Kb)

Published - 1 Jan 2003. Author - Lipp A 2002.

A recent opportunity to visit Porto, in Portugal, allowed Allyson Lipp to observe operating department nursing in that city. In this article, Allyson explains the background to her visit, identifies some of the practices observed and compares the operatin

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