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For Third Year, UMF Corporation’s PerfectCLEAN® OR System Receives AORN Seal of Recognition™


March 5, 2015
By Business Wire News

DENVER

For the third consecutive year, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has awarded its AORN Seal of Recognitionto 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 (March 7-11) being held in Denver, CO, where UMF Corporation will be exhibiting (Booth 431) and where the company will be featured in a special area designated specifically for the small group of organizations that have achieved this recognition.

“We are again gratified to receive this significant acknowledgement of our PerfectCLEAN Operating Room (OR) System,” said Bill Slezak, UMF Corporation’s vice president of Healthcare.

UMF Corporation and its PerfectCLEAN OR System were recently brought in as part of a multimodal initiative at Clark Regional Medical Center (CRMC), Winchester, KY, to prevent transmission of infections in the operating room. The initiative aligns the efforts of the hospital’s healthcare laundry – Logan’s Healthcare Linen and Uniform Rental of Shelbyville, KY; UMF Corporation; and CRMC’s Environmental Services (ES) staff responsible for OR processing.

AORN’s standards of excellence in safe patient care figure prominently in the CRMC initiative. Logan’s is accredited by the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC). HLAC’s accreditation standards span the entire textile processing cycle and HLAC is also a recipient of the AORN Seal of Recognition.

“Leading hospitals are realizing the role that AORN’s stringent standards 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,” Slezak said.

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 Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices.” While not an endorsement, the Seal of Recognition is confirmation that the PerfectCLEAN Operating Room program meets AORN’s standards of 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.”

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.

About AORN

AORN is a non-profit membership association that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. For more information, visit http://www.aorn.org/.

UMF Corporation
Ken Swoyer, 847-424-1256
kswoyer@perfectclean.com