Assessments Help Reduce Adverse Perioperative Outcomes

Monday, October 15, 2018 11:23:58 AM America/New_York

“All patients scheduled to undergo major noncardiac surgery should have an assessment of the risk of perioperative cardiovascular events, and most patients should be evaluated with a risk prediction model,” Drs. Steven  L. Cohn and Lee A. Fleisher write in UpToDate. “Identification of increased risk provides the patient (and surgeon) with information that helps them better understand the benefit-to-risk ratio of a procedure and may lead to interventions that decrease risk".

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Taking Action Against Staffing Shortages in the O.R.

Friday, September 28, 2018 1:31:00 PM America/New_York

“Like the iceberg that sunk the Titanic, there’s a looming threat on the horizon that could have dire consequences for perioperative nursing, “writes Don Sadler in ortoday.com, referring to the growing shortage of perioperative nurses.  The shortage has been attributed to both the retirement of O.R. nurses and the lack of specialized perioperative training for nurses during their clinical education, Sadler explains.

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Purdue University Professor has Seen Evolution of Pressure Injury Treatment

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:38:36 PM America/New_York

Jean Hayes, RN, MS, now retired from Purdue University (North Central) School of Nursing in Indiana and from her long-standing practice in the home health care industry, says she’s seen it all. Interviewed at length by our Action Products blog editor, Hayes recalls the evolution of nursing practices over her forty year career.

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Action Products First-Timer at 2018 O.R. Excellence Show

Saturday, September 22, 2018 3:23:00 PM America/New_York

Action Products has been a manufacturer and distributor of pressure relieving products used in the medical field for almost fifty years. Nevertheless, when our Action Products representatives arrive at O.R. Excellence 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale on October 3rd, they will be newbies to this conference. Visit us at Booth #111.

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Comments | Posted in Pressure Ulcer Education By Janet Kaplan

Action Products Plays Role in Ambulatory Surgical Center Trend

Friday, September 21, 2018 11:11:48 AM America/New_York

“As the government and payers scrutinize costs and push the shift to value-based care, outpatient surgery is expected to see an overall 11 percent increase from 2017 to 2022,” Laura Dyrda writes in ASCOA (Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America). ASC surgical volume in 46 of the 50 largest markets in the U.S. grew 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, and “market factors are expected to continue pushing for growth.”

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