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AfPP produce and publish our own series of publications on key perioperative topics, including; standards and guidance, professional development, audits, specialist practitioner tools and much more... Below is a list of of publications offered for sale from AfPP. Click on the links for more information, prices and how to order.

Standards and Recommendations for Safe Perioperative Practice – Print Version

AfPP Standards and Recommendations has been the go-to textbook for theatre practitioners for many years. The latest printed version gives you access to nine extensive chapters.

Written by practitioners for practitioners, this is the essential reference tool for all theatre departments. The fifth edition of AfPP’s benchmark publication has been revised and updated for 2022, providing comprehensive guidance on evidence-based best practice and minimising risk in and around the operating theatre.

Topics include: Legal and Ethical, Risk Management, Management of Human Resources and Human Factors, Perioperative Education, Training and Competencies, Infection Prevention and Control, Decontamination of Medical Devices (Surgical Instruments), Principles of Anaesthetics, Clinical Effectiveness, and Clinical Environments.

Author: AfPP ISBN: 978-1-904290-34-6

Members £120 Non members £150

 

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Standards and Recommendations for Safe Perioperative Practice – Online Version

For the first time, a digital version is available! Purchase an annual licence to access our ultimate theatre resource online - anytime and anywhere. Plus, the AfPP Standards and Recommendations Online is updated quarterly so you’ll always have access to the most up-to-date version.

Written by practitioners for practitioners, this is the essential reference tool for all theatre departments. The fifth edition of AfPP’s benchmark publication has been revised and updated for 2022, providing comprehensive guidance on evidence-based best practice and minimising risk in and around the operating theatre.

Topics include: Legal and Ethical, Risk Management, Management of Human Resources and Human Factors, Perioperative Education, Training and Competencies, Infection Prevention and Control, Decontamination of Medical Devices (Surgical Instruments), Principles of Anaesthetics, Clinical Effectiveness, and Clinical Environments.

Author: AfPP

Members £120 Non members £150

After first year, a reduced licence renewal fee will apply

 

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Standards and Recommendations for Safe Perioperative Practice – Online & Print Package

Save 20% by purchasing the print and online versions as a package deal! Get the best of both worlds - one physical copy plus the convenience of online access.

Written by practitioners for practitioners, this is the essential reference tool for all theatre departments. The fifth edition of AfPP’s benchmark publication has been revised and updated for 2022, providing comprehensive guidance on evidence-based best practice and minimising risk in and around the operating theatre.

Topics include: Legal and Ethical, Risk Management, Management of Human Resources and Human Factors, Perioperative Education, Training and Competencies, Infection Prevention and Control, Decontamination of Medical Devices (Surgical Instruments), Principles of Anaesthetics, Clinical Effectiveness, and Clinical Environments.

Author: AfPP

Members £190 Non members £240

After first year, a reduced licence renewal fee will apply to retain online access

 

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Staffing for Patients in the Perioperative Setting

Maintaining adequate staffing ratios is crucial for supporting quality care, patient safety and staff welfare within the perioperative setting.

Updated for 2022, this practical guide outlines the recommendations and formula for a staffing model which accurately calculates the required staffing levels for safe practice within your environment.

Using the tools, formula and staffing policy template provided in this publication, organisations can conduct their own staffing assessment. Considering your individual circumstances, activity and patient care requirements, this supports an evidence-based review of your current staff numbers and budgets.

With increasing surgical backlogs and staff shortages in recent years, giving theatre departments the support they need to appropriately speak up about concerns regarding staff numbers and competencies is more important than ever.

Author: AfPP. ISBN: 978-1-904290-35-3

Members: £22.00 Non-members: £27.00

 

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Sharing Knowledge in the Perioperative Environment

The go to book for students, their mentors and newly qualified perioperative practitioners.

This publication aims to provide practical information and advice for all pre-registration student perioperative practitioners, newly qualified and non-registered practitioners. It also provides advice and guidance for individuals who support and facilitate learning within the perioperative environment.

The aim of the publication is to offer insight into the tools and support available to those undergoing learning and those supporting students. There is also information to support HCAs who may be developing their knowledge and skills within the environment

Author: Dawn Stott, Paul Bond. ISBN: 978-1-904290-33-9

Members £17.00 Non members £20.00

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Theatre Etiquette: A Guide to Theatres

The operating theatre is a unique environment with unfamiliar sights, sounds and odours. This essential guide offers all healthcare professionals working in the perioperative environment an overview of what to expect and how to behave whilst in the operating department. It includes health and safety measures, an overview of the operating theatre team, the Five Steps to Safer Surgery and Ten Objectives for Safe Surgery. It also covers guidance on information and confidentiality, top theatre tips from AfPP members and links to other useful resources.

Author: AfPP

£3.00

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Challenging Behaviours in the Perioperative Environment

Violence, bullying and harassment are not new concepts and neither are they confined to patients and relatives on healthcare staff; many incidents have been reported among managers (more..)

Author: AfPP. ISBN 978-1-904290-15-5

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Audit Tool 2

Perioperative Audit Tool - Second Edition

Perioperative Audit Tool Second Edition


AfPP's Perioperative Audit Tool is a resource which supports practitioners to identify and implement effective risk management strategies. (more...)

Author: AfPP. ISBN - 978-1-904290-31-5

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Stories From The Operating Theatre & Other Essays

A collection of articles written by Professor Harold Ellis that have been published over the last two decades in the Journal of Perioperative Practice. (more...)

 

AfPP member price £30.00

Non-member price £30.00

Members should log in to order online. Non-members can order by calling 01423 881300

Price is inclusive of UK postage and packing. Additional postage costs for delivery outside of the UK will be added at a later stage.

Author: Prof. Harold Ellis ISBN - 978-1-904290-32-2

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Surgical Care Practitioner - Core Syllabus

The Surgical Care Practitioner Core Syllabus (first edition) provides an academic tool for those wishing to develop the surgical care practitioner role. It is to be used in conjunction with the Surgical Care Practitioner Curriculum Framework published by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng) in 2014. This core syllabus provides a recognised, standardised and transferable education and training programme. The fundamental aim is to promote the wellbeing of the perioperative patient.

 

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Surgical First Assistant Competency Toolkit

Provides a reference tool for both managers and practitioners to assist the process of strategic planning for, and implementation of, the Surgical First Assistant (SFA) role in operating theatre departments throughout the United Kingdom. (more...)

Author: AfPP ISBN: 987-1-904290-29-2

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