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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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Management focus - Introducing Clinical Supervision into the Operating Theatre (PDF 149 Kb)

Published - 1 Mar 1998. Author - Smith D 1999.

The opportunity to implement clinical supervision in the operating theatre arose during the course of studying for my Diploma in Management Studies. I proceeded to use the implementation, and to measure its usefulness, as my managerial project. Little has

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All things being equal (PDF 474 Kb)

Published - 31 Mar 2004. Author - Pirie, S 2004.

As most of us are aware, Agenda for Change is the new terms and conditions package for all NHS staff. Although it is currently being trialled at designated early implementer (EI) sites in England and Scotland, the agreement has been accepted by the Health

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An audit of the skin condition and epidural dressings (PDF 1013 Kb)

Published - 1 Nov 2003. Author - Sue Daykin, Felicia Cox 2003.

Epidural analgesia is the administration of agents into the epidural space, usually via a fine polyvinyl chloride (PVC) catheter, to provide pain relief (analgesia). The epidural space contains mainly fat, blood vessels and nerve roots. Local anaesthetics

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Avoiding the use of agency staff in the operating department (PDF 216 Kb)

Published - 30 Jun 1998. Author - Alison Gee.

In January 2006 the BBC reported NHS trust debts of £1.07 billion in
England (BBC 2006a). In April 2006 it reported that 7,000 job losses
had already been confirmed (BBC 2006b) '“ although this figure could
rise to as many as 13,000. Clarke (2006) identifi

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Decontamination: Instrument processing in theatres (PDF 214 Kb)

Published - 1 Feb 2001. Author - Miller J 2002.

It is well known that long-term exposure to chemical disinfectants can have adverse effects on an individual, and can even result in ill health requiring premature retirement. Jim Miller highlights some of the dangers of chemical disinfectants and reports

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