Diversey has been awarded the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses’ (AORN) Seal of Recognition for its Operating Room Environmental Hygiene Program. While not an endorsement, the Seal of Recognition is confirmation that the Diversey Operating Room Environmental Hygiene Program education materials align with the AORN Guideline for Environmental Cleaning. The program includes training and education tools for cleaning and disinfection of procedure and operating rooms in both acute and ambulatory care settings.
Recent studies have demonstrated that the environment plays a role in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Environmental surfaces and patient care equipment are important reservoirs for pathogens. Contaminated surfaces increase the risk of transmission to patients either through their direct contact with contaminated surfaces, or by contaminating the hands of healthcare workers who then transfer these pathogens to patients or other surfaces. This evidence supports the need to improve cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces and patient care equipment.