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
Peripheral nerve catheter securement: A narrative literature review
Joshua M. Wiesel, Bernadette R. Findlay, Li Ching Ooi, Jennifer A. Stevens, and Renata Hadzic
Exploring the feasibility of using virtual reality as a nonpharmacological intervention to alleviate patient fear of needles during medical treatment: A study protocol
Craig J. Gilbertson, Tshepo Rasekaba Dr, and Irene Blackberry Professor
Pre-operative anxiety of patients in district hospitals in Ashanti Region, Ghana
Sawan Dankyi Sa, Million Bimerew Mi, and Jennifer-Anne Chipps Ja
Effect of pre-operative education on post-operative pain management among adult patients undergoing elective surgery: An integrative review
Sameera Liaqat Adam Albalushi, Fadi Khraim Dr., Atef M. M. Al-Tawafsheh Dr., and Daniel Forgrave
Integrated simulations to build teamwork, safety culture and efficient clinical services: A case study
Melanie J. Ferguson, Cassandra Sampson, Jed Duff, and Theresa Green
Liquid gold: A discussion of the significance of using intra-operative cell salvage in hip and knee arthroplasty
Irene Hilario and Paula Foran
Evidence-based practice in perioperative nursing: Barriers and facilitators to compliance
Benita Ramage and Paula Foran
Improving perioperative communication: Can labelled theatre caps play a role?
Maree Yates 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
Smartphones in the operating room: Can perioperative nurses be trusted?
Tarryn Armour and Elyse Coffey