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At Halyard Health, we’re excited to continue our legacy of partnership with hospitals and healthcare professionals to move Care Forward. That’s why we’re once again sponsoring the AORN Nurse Executive Leadership Series for 2017. Together, AORN and Halyard are committed to professional development opportunities for perioperative nurses to promote patient safety and optimal OR outcomes.

We look forward to meeting with many of you at upcoming NELS events around the country!

Also in 2017:

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Halyard is also proud to be a new sponsor for the AORN Guidelines Implementation Workshop Series Sponsored by the AORN Foundation, this series of regional seminars provides operating room directors, OR educators, and OR staff nurses and professionals with the tools and strategies you need to successfully implement the latest Guidelines in your facility. The 2017 Seminar Series will be held in 6 US cities beginning in September. Details of upcoming Guidelines events and registration information coming soon!.

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In 2017, Halyard will once again “Double Your Donation” during the AORN Matching Gifts campaign. In November and December 2016, the Matching Gifts campaign helped raise over $35,000 for the AORN Foundation—and Halyard matched the first $20,000 in member contributions through our Double Your Donation sponsorship. Visit www.aorn.org/Foundation to learn more about making a gift to the Foundation.

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The HALYARD KNOWLEDGE NETWORK* is our dynamic collection of accredited educational resources provide insight and information to clinicians on relevant and critical healthcare issues. Most courses provide Continuing Education credit for nurses, respiratory therapists, surgical technologists or central service/sterile processing department professionals. In 2016, over 27,000 attendees took advantage of these educational resources and the knowledge they provide to improve:

- Patient outcomes
- Staff competency
- Staff protection
- Hospital/facility risk reduction

The Knowledge Network curriculum includes over 80 programs, available online and in onsite presentation format, including:

Guess Who's Coming to Surgery (Patient Factors) (26:04 min)

Fire Safety in the Operating Room (27:41 min)

See all of our ESP courses

NEW INDEPENDENT STUDY1 SHOWS THAT AFTER TERMINAL STERILIZATION, 87% of rigid containers tested positive for bacterial contamination.For your free copy of this important study, CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE  to download a poster about The Sterility Maintenance Study.

For detailed information about The Sterility Maintenance Study, a KOL Roundtable Discussion, and how to test your own containers, visit our PatientSafety page.

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Research was funded by Halyard Health, Inc. (formerly Kimberly-Clark Heath Care) and conducted by Applied Research Associates, an international research laboratory. Halyard Health did not have any direct involvement in execution of the study. The study took place in an independent laboratory in Panama City, Florida, and the study was conducted by independent researchers. 1 Harry L. Shaffer MS†, Delbert A. Harnish MS†, Michael McDonald MS, Reid A. Vernon BS, Brian K. Heimbuch MS†. Sterility maintenance study: Dynamic evaluation of sterilized rigid containers and wrapped instrument trays to prevent bacterial ingress. Am J Infect Control. 2015 Dec;43(12)1336–1341. 2 Out of 111 rigid containers tested, 14 (12.6%) had no bacterial ingress, 25 (22.5%) had ingress of 1-9 CFU, 52 (46.8%) had ingress of 10-99 CFU, and 20 (18.0%) had ingress >100 CFU. † Harry L. Shaffer MS, Delbert A. Harnish MS, and Brian K. Heimbuch MS contributed to/authored the above article at the time they had a financial consulting relationship with Halyard Health, Inc.; however, they were not compensated by Halyard Health, Inc. for their respective contributions/authorship of the article.


Every Perioperative Team has unique needs and requirements. That’s why Halyard Health brings you custom-designed services and solutions to target the areas you wish to improve. To target better compliance with AORN and AAMI guidelines, download our Simplified Guide to the Gown Guidelines poster or Contact your Halyard Rep to learn more.

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