Nurse Appreciation and Patient Care Focal Points for Cardinal Health Showcase at AORN Surgical Conference and Expo


Cardinal Health will focus on being the nurses' advocate by educating, encouraging and energizing the nearly 5,000 who will attend the AORN Surgical Conference and Expo 2016 in Anaheim, California from April 3-6.

PRESS RELEASE DUBLIN, Ohio, March 28, 2016 — Perioperative nurses humbly serve as the patient advocate throughout every procedure. So, Cardinal Health will focus on being the nurses’ advocate by educating, encouraging and energizing the nearly 5,000 who will attend the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo 2016 in Anaheim, California from April 3-6.

“We look forward to seeing the perioperative nurses who come to AORN to learn more about the latest evidence-based recommendations and resources to promote the care and safety of surgical patients,” said Mike Buck, president of Medical Products at Cardinal Health. “Cardinal Health is honored to recognize the inspiring work that perioperative nurses do every day, and we welcome them to our booth to celebrate their dedication and help fuel their education.”

Cardinal Health will host four live continuing education (CE) activities, each approved for two CE credits, and provided by Pfiedler Enterprises with grant funds provided by Cardinal Health.

These courses will be offered live in the Cardinal Health CE theater, booth #1139:

Monday, April 4


Tuesday, April 5



Clinical and Economic Focus on Bone Cement and Mixing Systems

9:15 — 9:45 a.m.

10 — 10:30 a.m.

10:45 — 11:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Bridging the Gap in Inventory Management: Building a Solution for the OR and Supply Chain

9:15 — 9:45 a.m.

10 — 10:30 a.m.

10:45 — 11:15 a.m.


Topical Skin Adhesive: Strong, Safe, Secure Wound Closure

1 — 1:30 p.m.

1:45 — 2:15 p.m.

2:30 — 3 p.m.

3:15 — 3:45 p.m.

Optimizing Your Procedure Pack Program Through Standardization and Information Systems

11:30 a.m. — 12 p.m.

12:15 — 12:45 p.m.

1 — 1:30 p.m.

Cardinal Health’s

RNspire nurse appreciation program

, which is dedicated to honoring and inspiring nurses, will encourage nurses to “#


” in the Cardinal Health photo booth. Nurses can get a photo strip of images sharing who — or what – inspires them. Cardinal Health will donate $5 to

Heart to Heart International

on behalf of every nurse that comes through the photo booth, up to $5,000. A deserving nurse will also be surprised with a special recognition in the Cardinal Health booth during the opening night session.

While supplies last, attendees can also visit Cardinal Health booth #1139 for two CE handouts from Pfiedler Enterprises, which are approved for two CE credits, “

Surgical Fires: Keys to Awareness and Prevention

,” and “

Understanding Facial Protection: What to Know and What to Wear.

Beyond offering free CE activities and honoring nurses through #ShowYourLove, Cardinal Health will further support clinician education at its booth #1139 by highlighting innovative, cost-effective solutions that allow practitioners to focus on what matters most — their patients. Attendees can learn more about health care essentials, including:

  • Launch of tissue management module, the latest offering from Cardinal Health™ Inventory Management Solutions, which provides automated tissue and biological implant tracking that supports tissue management for ambient and non-ambient environments. The module utilizes real-time inventory data from RFID-enabled tools to help clinicians adhere to FDA and Joint Commission compliance requirements, including documentation for chain of custody, digital capture of tissue preparation, and identification if tissue has been compromised due to infection, recall or expiration.
  • Launch of Cardinal Health™ LiquiBand® OCTYL Topical Skin Adhesive, which avoids premature drying or clogging and allows adhesive to be expressed for up to 90 minutes after activation.1,2,3 The adhesive sets within approximately one minute1,4 and the intuitive, dome tip applicator allows for ease of application.

  • Demonstration of new mobile app for the PackManager® program, which provides on-the-go, real-time access to information such as procedure pack inventory, pricing and images. The app, currently available for Apple and Windows tablet devices, reduces time capturing changes and allows electronic signatures. A pack standardization feature helps standardize supplies and reduce cost across the hospital or IDN.
  • Introduction of enhanced Cardinal Health™ SMS Surgical Drape features, including a new royal blue color to help reduce glare from operating room lights and provide color contrast for visual definition of critical zone. Nurses can also learn about new drape designs, including Cardiovascular Universal Drape Sets, Heavy Duty Orthopedic drapes and Robotics drapes.
  • Launch of a new antiseptics line from Cardinal Health, including povidone-iodine products, chlorhexidine gluconate solutions, hydrogen peroxide and isopropyl alcohol, to offer hospitals the opportunity to standardize products and reduce costs.

Learn more about Cardinal Health at AORN 2016.

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