Journal of Perioperative Nursing (JPN) publishes original articles on all aspects of perioperative nursing care spanning the period from a patient’s referral for surgery through to their discharge and full recovery.
JPN is a not-for-profit peer-reviewed journal published by the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN). It aims to be a trusted source of knowledge for perioperative nurses so they can provide patients with safe, effective evidence-based care.
The journal is diamond open-access which means articles are freely available to readers, and there is no submission or processing charge for authors. Published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
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Letters to Editor
Measuring surgical patient engagement: A scoping review
Rebecca Law, Dawn Wong Lit Wan, Sonja Cleary, Wanda Stelmach, Krinal Mori, and Zhen Zheng
Prevention of post-operative nausea and vomiting with honey as a pre-operative oral carbohydrate: A randomised controlled pilot trial
Oya Gumuskaya, Ikbal Cavdar Prof., and Cigdem Akyol Beyoglu
Exploring risk, antecedents and human costs of living with a retained surgical item: A narrative synthesis of Australian case law 1981–2018
Sonya Osborne, Tina Cockburn, and Juliet Davis
The effect of an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol on opioid consumption, pain and length of stay among patients undergoing prostatectomy and nephrectomy
Lindsay Anne Bowles, Whitney Heet, Jerieka Waterbeck, Lori Chastain, Martha Monroe, and Claire C. Davies
Uncertainty in post-anaesthesia nursing clinical reasoning: An integrative review in the light of the model of uncertainty in complex health care settings
Lara Daniela Matos Cunha, Márcia Pestana-Santos, Lurdes Lomba, and Margarida Reis Santos
Integrated simulations to build teamwork, safety culture and efficient clinical services: A case study
Melanie J. Ferguson Miss, Cassandra Sampson, Jed Duff, and Theresa Green Professor
Improving perioperative communication: Can labelled theatre caps play a role?
Maree Yates and Paula Foran
Understanding the use of tympanic thermometry in the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit: A discussion paper
James Halford and Paula Foran
Awareness under anaesthesia: The role of the perioperative nurse
Dawn Bull and Paula Foran
To stand or not to stand? Implications of prolonged standing for perioperative nurses: A discussion paper
Katinka Olynick and Paula Foran
ACORN Papua New Guinea ANGAU Memorial Hospital redevelopment clinical support program (Part 1)
Carollyn Williams, Ruth Melville, Elinor Radke, and Sonia Griffiths
Excessive noise in the operating room: Can it be improved?
Judith Ellen Bodin
Post-operative use of HME filter‑protected open tracheostomy circuit during the COVID-19 pandemic
Way Siong Koh, Irene Ng, and Megan Downing
COVID changes to Post Anaesthesia Care Unit nursing practices
Heather J. Stapleton Ms
The first three procedures that marked the dawn of surgery
Lois Hamlin RN, DNurs, FACN, Foundation Fellow ACORN
Smartphones in the operating room: Can perioperative nurses be trusted?
Tarryn Armour and Elyse Coffey