WESTWOOD, Mass., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has awarded the AORN Seal of Recognition™ to The Preoperative Stop and Go Sign designed by Christopher Connor, M.D., Ph.D. and Mauricio Gonzalez, M.D., anesthesia providers with Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts (AAM). The Preoperative Stop and Go Sign product is distributed by the Plexus Management Group, Inc., a market-leading anesthesia management company, and is in compliance with the AORN Safe Surgery Checklist.
The AORN Seal of Recognition confirms that the content of the Preoperative Stop and Go Sign has undergone thorough quality review by AORN and is consistent with AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. While not a product endorsement, the Seal of Recognition demonstrates that the educational and informative material is sound and reliable and based on the AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.
The Preoperative Stop and Go Sign is an interactive checklist that optimizes the preoperative process and enhances patient safety in the OR. Utilizing this sign, operating room staff can assess the patient's readiness for the OR from a distance, identify preoperative delays and perform earlier intervention. The Stop/Go Sign consists of a layer of adhesive stickers that form a red "STOP" sign, covering a backing sheet showing a green "GO" sign. Stickers peel away individually and as the sign transforms, it illustrates clearly the patient's progression to readiness. The academic journal Anesthesiology has published the sign in an article titled "Images in Anesthesiology: The Preoperative Stop/Go Sign", written by the inventors.
According to Lisa Spruce, DNP, RN, ACNS, ACNP, ANP, CNOR, AORN's Director of Evidence-Based Perioperative Practice, the AORN Seal of Recognition assures providers and patients that the content of the Preoperative Stop and Go Sign material has undergone thorough review by AORN. While not an endorsement, the Seal of Recognition is confirmation that the materials meet AORN guidelines.
For more information about The Preoperative Stop and Go Sign, visit stopgo.plexusmg.com.
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 www.aorn.org.
About Plexus Management Group, Inc.
Plexus Management Group, a subsidiary of Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts, is a management services organization that identifies and solves the technical, operational, and strategic challenges that face hospitals and physician groups. They specialize in working with anesthesia and pain management practices throughout the United States in academic medical centers and other hospitals, private practice, and ambulatory surgical centers. For more information, visit www.plexusmg.com.
Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications
Disclaimer: The AORN Seal of Recognition has been awarded to The Preoperative Stop and Go Sign on 4-7-2015 and does not imply that AORN approves or endorses any product or service mentioned in any presentation, format or content. The AORN Seal of Recognition program is separate from the AORN, ANCC Accredited Provider Unit and therefore does not include any CE credit for programs.
SOURCE Plexus Management Group, Inc.