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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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Astley Cooper's ligation of the abdominal aorta (PDF 1459 Kb)

Published- Jul 2016. Author - Professor Harold Ellis.

I have to confess that Sir Astley Cooper (1768-1841), of Guy's Hospital, is high on my list of "surgical heroes". Indeed, I chose his remarkable and successful operation of amputation at the hip joint as my first article in this series. Among his other astonishing "firsts" must surely be his ligation of the abdominal aorta for a patient with a leaking iliac aneurysm.

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Book Reviews July/August 2016 (PDF 694 Kb)

Published- Jul 2016. Author - Johan Raeder and Richard D Urman; Nikhil Kaushik.

Book Reviews July/August 2016: Practical Ambulatory Anaesthesia by Johan Raeder and Richard D Urman. Reviewed by Daphne Martin.
Opthalmology for Medical Students by Nikhil Kaushik. Reviewed by Vanessa Tuthill.

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Contents page July/August 2016 (PDF 522 Kb)

Published- Jul 2016.

Contents page July/August 2016

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Ergonomics: an important factor in the operating room (PDF 309 Kb)

Published- Jul 2016. Author - F Vural and E Sutsunbuloglu.

There is a mutual interaction between health and the workplace. Health affects the capacity to work and working conditions affect a workers health. Operating rooms (ORs) are stressful, complex settings in which there are ergonomic risk factors, such as lifting/moving heavy equipment.

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Interventions for treating inadvertent postoperative hypothermia (PDF 279 Kb)

Published- Jul 2016.

Cochrane review July/August 2016

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