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05/04/2015

Halyard Health Hosts Second Annual Smart-Fold Wrap Race Championships Live at IAHCSMM

Halyard Health will host the second annual SMART-FOLD Wrap Race Championships to determine the fastest sterilization wrapper at the IAHCSMM 50th Annual Conference and Expo. Halyard will also be presenting infection prevention education programs and awards at the conference.

The second annual SMART-FOLD Wrap Race Championships - in Halyard Booth #315 Monday, May 4 at 11:00 a.m. - is a fun and fast paced competition for Sterile Processing and Central Service (CS) professionals to highlight the important role they play in preventing infection in the operating room.

The championship round will bring together four finalists in an exciting playoff against each other. These CS professionals out-wrapped their peers through two preliminary rounds of competition and will compete head-to-head at IAHCSMM. The fastest wrapper will be crowned the 2015 SMART-FOLD Wrap Race champion. 

The four SMART-FOLD* Wrap Race finalists are: Darreona McDowell, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite, Atlanta; Michael McQueen, Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, SC; Sean Weir, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh UPMC, Pittsburgh; and Alicia Gary, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, SC.

Halyard is also offering their Knowledge Network Clinical Education with Laurie Clark, Senior Manager, Medical Sciences and Clinical Education, Halyard Health. She will present "We're having an inspection! What tools exist to help us get ready?" as part of the Halyard Knowledge Network. This program offers Continuing Education credits for attendees, held Monday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, May 5 at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  

Wava Truscott, PhD., MBA, President, Truscott MedSci Associates, will present "Acute and Ambulatory Surgery: Preparing Sterile Processing for Audits by Infection Preventionists". Tuesday May 5, at 2:45 p.m. in Grand Ballroom F-H. 

The Confidence Builder Award, sponsored by Halyard Health and IAHCSMM, recognizes a CS team that is building confidence within their organization with programs that empower the team and the hospital to deliver the best in patient outcomes. Halyard will present the award during the annual IAHCSMM luncheon.

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