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Preventing the Transmission of Infections in the Operating Room
CHICAGO, IL --(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) - For the fourth consecutive year, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has awarded its AORN Seal of Recognition™ to the PerfectCLEAN® Operating Room Processing & Checklist System developed by UMF Corporation, a Chicago-based innovator of infection prevention products, systems and training for all healthcare markets.
The announcement comes on the eve of the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo (April 2 - 6) being held in Anaheim, CA, where UMF Corporation will be exhibiting (Booth 2613).
"As with the previous three years, we're again pleased to be receiving this significant acknowledgement of our PerfectCLEAN Operating Room (OR) System," said George Clarke, CEO of UMF Corporation. "This is good news that never gets old."
For the PerfectCLEAN OR Processing & Checklist System, the AORN Seal of Recognition confirms that the content of the program has undergone thorough review by AORN and meets the guidelines of the "AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice." While not an endorsement, the Seal of Recognition is confirmation that the PerfectCLEAN Operating Room education materials meet AORN's guidelines for excellence in providing a safe patient environment.
The specific components of UMF Corporation's PerfectCLEAN program that have been recognized by AORN are the "PerfectCLEAN Hygiene Specialist OR/ASC Handbook," and a series of checklists -- "Terminal OR Cleaning Checklist," "Between Procedure OR Cleaning Checklist," 24-Hour Idle OR Cleaning Checklist," and "OR Pre-First Procedure Checklist."
Kentucky Hospital Initiatives = Safer Patient Care
UMF Corporation and its PerfectCLEAN OR System were recently brought in as part of a multimodal initiative at three Kentucky hospitals -- Bourbon Community Hospital of Paris, Georgetown Community Hospital of Georgetown and James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital of Harrodsburg -- to prevent transmission of infections in the operating room. The initiative aligns the efforts of the three hospitals' Environmental Services (ES) staffs responsible for OR processing, Logan's Healthcare Linen and Uniform Rental of Shelbyville (the hospitals' healthcare laundry); and UMF Corporation.
AORN's guidelines for safe patient care figure prominently in the hospital initiatives. Logan's is accredited by the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC), which also is a recipient of the AORN Seal of Recognition. Last year, Logan's joined UMF Corporation's expanding PerfectCLEAN® Infection Prevention Network (PC/Network) of specialized healthcare laundries serving acute care hospitals and extended care and ambulatory surgical centers.
"Leading hospitals are realizing the role that AORN's evidenced-based guidelines have in ensuring the success of their efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections -- and they're aligning themselves with partners who have earned recognition from AORN for meeting these guidelines," Clarke said.
About UMF Corporation
For more than 10 years, UMF Corporation has been an aggressive advocate of raising standards in the battle to reduce HAIs. The company, headquartered in the Chicago area, delivers advanced, patented antimicrobial technology with its industry-leading PerfectCLEAN products, education, training, motivation and support. UMF Corporation is the annual sponsor of the Hygiene Specialist® Excellence award to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of ES. For more information, visit http://www.perfectclean.com.
AORN is a non-profit membership association that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, guidelines and clinical practice resources to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. For more information, visit http://www.aorn.org/.