O.R. Prevention Tactics for MARSI and Skin Shear

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:44:00 AM America/New_York

There was a time when skin injuries were not recognized as developing in the perioperative setting, given the relatively abbreviated period of time patients spent in the O.R. Yet the perioperative setting involves multiple opportunities for injuries to occur.  In fact, MASDs, or moisture-associated skin damage is only one of a trio of skin injuries that you might not expect to occur in the operating room. 

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Protect Your Patient While Using Peg Boards

Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:51:00 AM America/New_York

Surgical Teams using pegboard devices have expressed similar pressure and shear force concerns. The need to protect their patients from damaging pressure injuries and shear forces is a top priority. Many surgical patients have benefited from the Akton® polymer gel pad, designed to cushion the standard pegboard device. 

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Injury Prevention in the OR- It May Take More than Moisture to Create MASD

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:50:04 AM America/New_York

“Although evidence is lacking, clinical experience suggests that MASD (moisture-associated skin damage) requires more than moisture alone,” researchers from the University of Virginia’s Department of Urology comment.

Damage might be attributable to multiple factors, they point out, including: 

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Action Products- Once Again in the 100%

Friday, August 3, 2018 12:01:00 PM America/New_York

When devices and products intended for adult bodies are retrofitted for pediatric use, that does nothing but elevate risks and cause discomfort. Here at Action Products headquarters, we were thrilled to learn that, for the second year in a row, our specifically right-sized pediatric products are being used in 100% of the children’s hospitals named in the US News 2018-2019 Honor Roll.

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Worldwide Surgery Scarcity Estimated at 321.5 Million

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 7:02:00 AM America/New_York

“Surgical care has a role in treating a broad spectrum of diseases in the alleviation of human suffering. It is required of all ages, from neonates with congenital anomalies to elderly people with cataracts,” reads the introduction to a report on a study by the US National Institutes of Health.

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