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
What do extended cardiac surgical team members in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia think about their jobs, and what would improve them? A qualitative study
Mohammed Bahran Shegafi, Mary Leamy, and Geraldine A. Lee
Leading with emotional intelligence in perioperative nursing: An integrative review
Elise Rhodes and Paula Foran
Strategies to prevent inadvertent retained surgical items: An integrative review
Amanda J. Snape, Jed Duff, Oya Gumuskaya, Kerry Inder, and Alison Hutton
Mothers’ satisfaction with distraction as a postoperative pain management intervention for their child: An interventional study
Edlin Glane Mathias Dr, Mamatha Shivananda Pai Dr, Vijay Kumar Dr, Vasudeva Guddattu Dr, and Ann-Cathrine Bramhagen Dr
Measuring surgical patient engagement: A scoping review
Rebecca Law, Dawn Wong Lit Wan, Sonja Cleary, Wanda Stelmach, Krinal Mori, and Zhen Zheng
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