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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Addressing burnout and compassion fatigue in perioperative nursing: An urgent call to action
Health librarians as part of the perioperative care team
It’s time for the perioperative community to recommit to the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
Letters to Editor
One step forward or two steps back?
Toni G. Hains
Discharge delay from the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit: A nursing perspective
Ruowen Peng, Farida Saghafi, and Hazel Maxwell
The impact of quality improvement interventions on compliance with standardised surgical count protocol and count discrepancies: A quality improvement study
Sepideh Totonchilar, Akram Aarabi, and Aygineh Hairabedian
Nurses’ perceptions of screening for delirium in the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit and orthopaedic surgical wards: A qualitative study
Rami Kamel Mustafa Aldwikat, Elizabeth Manias, and Pat F. Nicholson Dr
Nonpharmacological interventions for the reduction of post-operative pain after ambulatory surgery: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials
Kevin E. Tololiu, Jed Duff, and Krisztina Csokasi
Optimising post-operative recovery of elective abdominal surgery patients: A multimodal approach
Jasmine Joseph and Meinam Deepa Devi
Integrated simulations to build teamwork, safety culture and efficient clinical services: A case study
Melanie J. Ferguson, Cassandra Sampson, Jed Duff, and Theresa Green
Surgical plume and its associated hazards to perioperative staff: A review of current standards for practice and risk management
Andrea J. Carrick
Strategies to optimise culturally appropriate perioperative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: A discussion paper
Maureen Joye and Paula Foran
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
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
Who’s under the mask? Colour-differentiated identification labels for perioperative staff
Smartphones in the operating room: Can perioperative nurses be trusted?
Tarryn Armour and Elyse Coffey