Halyard Health Takes the Guesswork Out of Selecting PPE at AORN Conference and Expo


Halyard Health, a global medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery, invites attendees of the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference & Expo to participate in multiple on-site educational activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience how Halyard is making it easier for healthcare professionals to select the best personal protective equipment for the job through a streamlined gown and mask portfolio.

The following activities are taking place April 1-5 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center at Halyard Health’s booth (#1813):

Accredited Educational Program: Is your PPE Protecting You? What You Don’t Know May Hurt You

WHAT: Kathleen Stoessel, RN, BSN, MS, will present a HALYARD KNOWLEDGE NETWORK* program offering insights into the latest guidelines and best practices for staff protection in the OR. Accredited for Nurses for 2 contact hours with study guide.

WHEN: April 3 at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
             April 4 at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Experience: AERO SERIES* Surgical Gowns

WHAT: Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how the AERO SERIES*, including the AERO BLUE* Performance Surgical Gown and the AERO CHROME* Breathable Performance Surgical Gown, has simplified protection in the OR. Attendees will experience firsthand how these amazingly soft, light and comfortable gowns can keep surgical teams protected in the full range of procedures, making it easier for healthcare professionals to deliver top-notch care without having to stock many different types of gowns.

WHEN: During exhibit hours

Show and Tell: FLUIDSHIELD* Surgical Masks

WHAT: Participants will have an opportunity to learn about ASTM standards for surgical masks and why Halyard’s FLUIDSHIELD* ASTM-rated specialty surgical masks are the go-to choice for healthcare professionals looking for comfort and top-to-bottom protection for a variety of tasks and procedures. Studies show fluid strikes the face area of OR staff on average between 45 and 51 percent of the time,[i] and over 70 percent of surgical masks aren’t rated for fluid resistance.[ii] When it comes to protection for your face, "one size fits all" won't cut it. That’s why Halyard offers a full line of ASTM-rated fluid-protective masks with unique comfort and performance features designed to satisfy OR staff.

WHEN: During exhibit hours

“Gowns at Work” Contest: Being a Protection Builder

WHAT: Don that hard hat to “show what you know” about surgical gown construction.  Participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of two major AORN educational programs.

WHEN: During exhibit hours

“Gowns at Work” Game: The Winning Match

WHAT: Check your AORN conference tote bag for your color-coded “Gowns at Work” badge. Stop by Halyard Health’s booth to see if your badge matches the winning one! The winning badge will change every hour-this means that every badge will be the winner at some point during the show. Winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to the AORN bookstore.

WHEN: During exhibit hours
Source: Halyard Health

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