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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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FM transmitters in the operating theatre (PDF 92 Kb)

Published - 30 Apr 2007. Author - Animesh J K Patel.

As technology advances, more and more
sophisticated ways to listen to music are
being discovered. This is of interest to the
theatre practitioner as it is now possible,
with current technology and a recent
change in the UK law, to use a digital
music play

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Speciality Conference (PDF 159 Kb)

Published - 31 Aug 2005. Author - (null).

The Association for Perioperative
Practice held its Speciality
Conference in the London Design
Centre in June this year.The
theme of the two day conference
was To boldly go '¦
The following six tracks were
run to reflect the areas covered
by the associatio

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Applying cricoid pressure (PDF 108 Kb)

Published - 1 Jan 2002. Author - E Gardiner 2005, E Grindrod 2005.

This article discusses the literature surrounding the application of cricoid pressure during rapid sequence induction and suggests ways in which the training of this skill can be improved.

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Human Resources: Making Sense of Grievance Procedures (PDF 107 Kb)

Published - 31 Jul 2005. Author - John Beesley.

In the previous edition of the British Journal of Perioperative Nursing, Susan Pirie, AfPP Professional Officer outlined the purpose of the disciplinary process and best practice for employers managing such a process. As part of the continued human resour

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The impact of multi-skilled staff availability on day surgery cancellations (PDF 347 Kb)

Published - 1 Jan 2008. Author - Helen Lloyd.

This paper outlines a study undertaken by Helen Lloyd to assess the impact of multi-skilled theatre practitioners on reducing cancellations in stand alone day surgery units in England and Wales. The author provides the background to the study together wit

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