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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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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TAKING DEEP ACTION TO PREVENT PRESSURE INJURIES

Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:52:12 PM America/New_York

Many of the complications caused by pressure injuries occur with the most serious types, those in stage III and IV, authors Todd Zortman, RN, WCC and James Malec, PhD note. Frequently, such advanced stage pressure ulcers are a direct result of deep tissue injuriesdefined by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel as “a pressure-related injury to subcutaneous tissues under intact skin.”

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Action "Be Aware" Bulletin: Hospital Violence - From the E.R. to the O.R.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:59:44 AM America/New_York

“Healthcare facilities are places of healing.  Sometimes they can also be places of danger and death – just like the rest of the world,” OR Manager comments wryly. Rising healthcare bills, painkiller abuse, and untreated mental illness are fueling violence in U.S. emergency departments, leaving physicians and nurses with troubling stories of patient aggression toward staff, Megan Knowles writes in BeckersHospitalReview

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