CENTRAL STERILIZATION “TAKES ACTION” ON FLUID MANAGEMENT

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:28:13 AM America/New_York

“Until the 1940s,” the University of Rochester Medical Center website points out, “medical/surgical supplies were, for the most part, processed and maintained in the departments and patient care areas in which they were to be used.” As the number and variety of surgical procedures, medical devices, equipment, and supplies proliferated, health care facilities began to establish separate and distinct departments.  Read on....

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TAKE ACTION AGAINST SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS IN THE OR

Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:03:00 PM America/New_York

Slip and fall (STF) incidents involving healthcare employees frequently result in disabling injuries that affect their ability to do their jobs and care for patients,” Chris Wetmore points out in Healthcare Facilities Today. 

The most recent findings gathered by the U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics show that injuries that lead to a loss of workdays occur at a rate of about 38.2 per every 10,000 healthcare employees, making the risk for these injuries 90% greater for healthcare employees than for all other private industries combined. The incidence rate of lost-workday STFs ranks as the second most common cause of lost-workday injuries in hospitals. Contaminants on the floor are the leading cause of STF incidents in healthcare facilities. Read on...

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ACTION PRODUCTS AT BOOTH #1022 AT OR MANAGER SHOW

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:36:24 AM America/New_York

For the fifth time, Action Products will have a booth at the OR Manager Conference, to be held Oct. 2-4 in Orlando, Florida. The conference, itself in its 30th year, will bring together more than 1,400 OR managers and directors of surgical suites for three days of CE and networking. The focus of the conference will be on helping OR nurse managers “develop the skills and tools they need to increase efficiencies and meet revenue goals.” Rean on...

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ACTION PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO GIVE PRESSURE INJURIES “THE BUMP”

Monday, September 25, 2017 3:54:34 PM America/New_York

“Any time a person has surgery, they are at risk for a pressure injury from the equipment, the team, and their own internal risk factors,” Drs. Debra Fawcett and Ann Tescher pointed out in a recent NPUAP webinar. “It is the responsibility of the OR team to protect the patient through proper use of equipment, knowledge of the position, and clear understanding of where the pressure may develop,” the presenters caution. Read on...

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AT ACTION PRODUCTS, SEATING MATTERS!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:43:20 PM America/New_York

In normal upright sitting, 75% of body weight is supported on 8% of body area, namely the “sit bones” or ischial tuberosity. When a patient sits in an abnormal posture, one side may have higher interface pressure, increasing the possibility of a pressure injury occurring. Read on...

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