EMBRACING ACTION BY IMPROVING O.R. TEAM COMMUNICATION

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:57:17 AM America/New_York

“Perioperative nursing faces a workplace crisis,” begins a January 2016 paper in the AORN Journal, noting that too few perioperative nurses entering the workforce to replace those who will soon reach retirement age. The cost of orienting perioperative nurses is high, the authors point out, and first-year turnover rates are also high. To address these issues, nursing leaders at Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing and nursing leaders at Theda Clark Medical Center in Wisconsin partnered with local medical centers to form a clinical immersion program for senior baccalaureate nursing students that could help fill the pipeline.

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RISKS ARE HIGHER IN THE PERIOPERATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:53:35 PM America/New_York

“Individuals need to scan only a few nursing magazines to discover that accidents and injuries within healthcare settings happen in the operating room (OR) more than any other location. The OR is a unique work environment and requires higher levels of teamwork and communication. The nature of the environment creates specific issues that may be under control in other units in the hospital,” begins a piece in EducationCareerArticles.com. Read on...

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Slide Prevention on the Surgery Table

Monday, April 9, 2018 12:18:21 PM America/New_York

“Perioperative team members should implement measures to prevent patients from sliding on the OR bed (in Steep Trendelenberg),” the revised AORN Guidelines stress, specifically mentioning viscoelastic gel overlays (Page E31, X.f.1).

“Adequate patient positioning must avoid skin, peripheral nerve, and muscles injuries, and ocular and cognitive complications mainly related to Steep Trendelenburg positioning in pelvic procedures,” sciencedirect.com cautions. Read on...

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Action Products, Inc. Attended the 2018 AORN EXPO

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 5:46:40 PM America/New_York

The AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo was held on March 24-28, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Action Products, Inc. participated in the Exhibition Hall. Our entire team enjoyed visiting and sharing with the Perioperative Nurses in attendance. It is always heartwarming to see our friends each year and to share ideas and learn how our products are used to protect against pressure injuries.  We welcomed the nursing students as they presented questions and shared their thoughts while visiting our booth. 

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Comments | Posted in Pressure Sore Prevention By Peggy Forcelli

VISCOELASTIC GEL OVERLAY OUTPERFORMS FOAM

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:28:47 AM America/New_York

Why all the fuss about viscoelasticity? What, really, is that property of materials used in the prevention of pressure injury in the OR? Read on...

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