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May 13, 2021

Standard Textile Recognizes National Nurses Month

Three surgical clinicians wearing reusable surgical gowns and face masks

May is National Nurses Month and Standard Textile is proud to celebrate our frontline nurse heroes and honor the tremendous impact they make daily. We’re pleased to continue our partnership with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), a national community for perioperative nurses, healthcare organizations, and industry partners to support safe surgery for every patient, every time.

Standard Textile is offering free Continuing Education for attendees at the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo, which is scheduled to take place August 7-10, 2021 in Orlando. A virtual option is also available. Clinicians can learn about the role of textiles in creating a safer and healthier perioperative environment, including:

  • How to identify the factors to be considered in decisions on the use of reusable perioperative textiles in conjunction with disposable perioperative products
  • How perioperative waste reduction is an effective method for decreasing cost in the perioperative setting
  • The clinical impact on infection control when using reusable items in the perioperative environment
  • Issues related to operating room waste disposal and environmental concern
  • The importance of boosting your organization’s sustainability initiatives while minimizing your carbon and water footprint

Consider Reusables to Avoid Shortages

Throughout the pandemic, if your healthcare organization has felt the difficulty of the shortage of disposable OR gowns and PPE, consider working with us on incorporating a reusable solution.

A strategic supply chain solution, reusable products, including sterile wrappers, drapes, Level 3 OR gowns, Level 4 OR gowns, and Level 1 and 2 precaution gowns can play a critical role in creating a safe, sustainable perioperative environment for the long-term.

Read about the recent shortage of disposable surgical wrappers »

In addition to our partnership with AORN and its membership, we have a team of resources available to help with analysis and implementation of a comprehensive reusable surgical textiles program.