DO THESE SIMPLE YOGA MOVES AT WORK!

Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00:20 PM America/New_York

Reducing muscle tension is an important part of self-care for all healthcare professionals, especially OR nurses. Perioperative nurses often strain muscles in three stress-prone areas:  back, shoulders and neck.

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NEW DETECTION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEEP TISSUE INJURIES – A CASE STUDY

Friday, November 30, 2018 2:27:20 PM America/New_York

Given our commitment to the prevention of pressure injuries, at Action Products we took note of an important case study from the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (as reported in Wound Care Advisor.)

The case study, authored by Todd Zortman, RN, WCC, and James Malec, PhD, of Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, demonstrates how two new technologies (infrared scanning and noncontact low-frequency ultrasound) can be used to identify and resolve deep tissue injuries (DTI) even in high-risk patients. Below is a brief summary of the case study.

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Positioning the Surgical Patient

Thursday, November 29, 2018 4:42:20 PM America/New_York

Safely positioning the patient for surgical procedures is a primary goal of the perioperative nurse and the entire surgical team. If the patient is not properly positioned, nerve damage may result.

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NURSES—TAKE ACTION AGAINST BULLYING AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE! IMPORTANT RESOURCES:

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2:15:24 PM America/New_York

This is the final installment of a three-part series that we created to provide nurses with the resources they need to educate and better prepare themselves to deal with bullying and violence in the workplace.

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL PERIOPERATIVE NURSES WEEK, NOVEMBER 11-17

Friday, November 16, 2018 11:47:49 AM America/New_York

A perioperative nurse performs nursing activities in the perioperative, intraoperative and postoperative stages of their patient’s surgical stay. A definition based on the Standards and Recommended Practices for Perioperative Nursing provided by AORN, states that the operating room nurse provides a continuity of care throughout the perioperative period, using scientific and behavioral practices with the eventual goal of meeting the individual needs of the patient undergoing surgical intervention.

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