EORNA is maintaining numerous collabortions in order to help extend the prioperative nursing network.

We are happy to work with the following partners:

The Sterile Barrier Association (SBA)

The Sterile Barrier Association (SBA) is the European trade association for companies who produce Sterile Barrier Systems (SBS) and associated equipment and accessories for the healthcare industry. SBS materials and equipment are sophisticated and allow single use and reusable medical devices to be sterilised after manufacture or after use.  Sterilisation may take place at a medical device manufacturer or in the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) of a hospital. In both cases the critical function of the SBS is to maintain product sterility up to the point of use.

Mission: To be the recognised expert association in the healthcare industry, promoting the use of and providing education on the most suitable single use sterile barrier systems to ensure patient safety

Healthy Workplaces

An unacceptable number of workers are exposed to dangerous substances at work throughout Europe.

Dangerous substances cause a substantial proportion of occupational diseases, which have a negative impact on workers’ quality of life and ability to work, and in some cases can be fatal. This, along with occupational accidents caused by dangerous substances, results in significant costs to businesses.

Despite this, there is a general lack of awareness of the nature and abundance of dangerous substances at work and the risks they pose, and there has been little or no progress in reducing workers’ exposure in recent years. According to the European Survey on Working Conditions, the proportion of workers that report being exposed to chemicals for at least a quarter of their working time has not changed since 2000, remaining at around 17 %.

Workplace exposure to dangerous substances must be eliminated or at least effectively managed to ensure the safety and health of workers and the economic success of businesses and society.


Launched in 2011 by four of the world’s leading medical organisations, Lifebox is the only NGO devoted to safer surgery and anaesthesia in low-resource countries.

Lifebox builds networks across professional, academic and commercial organisations in more than 100 countries worldwide, and helped to make more than 10 million operations safer so far.