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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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Book reviews Jan / Feb 2017 (PDF 733 Kb)

Published- Jan 2017.

Book reviews Jan/Feb 2017.

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Calculating drug infusion rates (PDF 436 Kb)

Published- Jan 2017. Author - J England.

Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) and Nurses, who work in anaesthetics, are routinely witness to the calculating of drugs by anaesthetists, but do not, generally, perform those calculations. However, making drug calculations is an important aspect of patient safety and, indeed, ODPs and Nurses are subject to their respective registration body requirement that they are able to calculate drug dosages, with accuracy.

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Case report of a patient with myasthenia gravis requiring a caesarean section (PDF 257 Kb)

Published- Jan 2017. Author - S De Solva.

The case of a 28-year old lady who presented in her first pregnancy to the high-risk obstetric clinic for review in view of her medical history of myasthenia gravis, the subsequent clinical management and evidence for best practice is discussed.

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Challenges to the orthopaedic arthroplasty enhanced recovery programme (PDF 296 Kb)

Published- Jan 2017. Author - HL Kerr, LA Armstrong, L Beard, D Teichmann and J Mutimer.

A retrospective study of patients undergoing total knee and hip arthroplasty on an enhanced recovery programme was performed to identify pre- and postoperative factors contributing to an increased length of hospital stay. Of 109 patients, only 61 (56%) were ready for discharge on the fifth postoperative day. The three most common reasons for delays were oozing wounds, postoperative medical problems and failure to reach physiotherapy goals.

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Contents page jan / Feb 2017 (PDF 567 Kb)

Published- Jan 2017.

Contents page Jan/Feb 2017.

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