PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION IN PEDIATRICS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:58:25 PM America/New_York

“Little is known about pressure ulcer prevention practice among pediatric patients,” Razmus and Bergquist-Beriger lamented just two years ago in Wound Management & Prevention. For one thing, the authors explained, risk factors for pressure ulcers are different for infants and children relative to adults. Instruments that have been used to identify pediatric risks include:

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Nurses Are Great Role Models

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:39:38 PM America/New_York

Have you heard of the “Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation"™ and their Grand Challenge? It is an initiative to connect and engage nurses, employers, and organizations around improving health in five areas: physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life, and safety.

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Comments | Posted in Action Products, Inc. By Peggy Forcelli

BOTH IN HOSPITAL AND AT HOME, ACTION PRODUCTS KNOWS, RIGHT-SIZING IS KEY

Friday, January 11, 2019 2:54:42 PM America/New_York

Prevention of pressure injuries, plain and simple, involve redistributing a patients’ body weight.  Here at Action Products, we focus on creating and customizing pressure-relieving and weight-redistributing devices and products. Those include different types and sizes of mattresses, overlays, cushions and seating. The goal - reduce pressure, friction, and shear.

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR FEET HOURS AT A TIME

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:15:03 PM America/New_York

An Action Products blog devoted to mind and body self-care strategies for those on their feet all day.

Nursing is hard on the feet. Your feet take a pounding while you are standing or racing in and out of the O.R. or supply room. Fortunately, your feet are amazing walking and balancing mechanisms, doing all the heavy lifting by supporting your entire body

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Comments | Posted in Action Products, Inc. By Sally Fulmer

For Our Smallest Patients, Right-Sizing Positioners Is Key

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:30:01 AM America/New_York

Pressure injury prevention depends, in large part, on right-sizing the products used to position patients during surgery. Pediatric positioning, our company founders realized early on, poses a unique challenge, and for that precise reason, Action Products created a comprehensive line of positioners designed specifically for neonates, infants, and children.

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