Potential for Pressure Injury Heats Up Along with the Weather

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:36:00 AM America/New_York

Certain areas of our bodies are more prone to pressure sores than othersseniorcaring.com explains, especially for individuals with limited mobility. For individuals confined to a wheelchair, the most common places for sores to occur are:

  • shoulder blades
  • spine or sacral area
  • back of the head
  • neck
  • back of the arms and legs
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Worldwide, Bedside Nursing Has Replaced Bedpan Nursing

Monday, July 16, 2018 8:30:37 AM America/New_York

Some things haven’t changed over the past 100 years, Wendy Elliman writes in Hadassah Magazine, but nursing education certainly has.

Back in 1921, the first graduates of the Hadassah Nursing School were called upon to serve with “a conscience beyond appeal” and to be calm in self-evaluation, with balanced judgment and great strength.  Today, Miri Rom, dean of the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing explains, in addition to developing those traits, nurses are required to exercise judgment, critical thinking, communication, and decision-making. Bedside nursing with skilled and educated nurses, Elliman reflects, has replaced bedpan nursing. 

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Action Products - Sold Worldwide, Made in the USA

Monday, July 9, 2018 9:47:32 AM America/New_York

Thought the only places you’d see Action Products put to use are hospitals, nursing facilities, and patient homes?  Think again.

In addition to medically related uses, users of our shock-absorbing Akton® polymer-based product lines now include (just to name a few): military agencies, law enforcement departments, equine sports and shooting sport facilities.  Of course, patient care remains a primary focus for us, and we’re proud that our products are in use worldwide, revolutionizing the patient positioning market.

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Positioning the Patient is of the Utmost Importance

Monday, July 2, 2018 5:43:51 PM America/New_York

Prior to surgery, the patient must be carefully transferred onto the operating room table. The positioning of the patient is of the utmost importance. Achieving the desired position for the specific surgery requires careful planning and coordination by the entire operating room team. Often, the patient may assist in positioning prior to induction of anesthesia. When the patient is under general anesthesia, the operating room team must carefully position each patient.

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Taking Arms Against Trouble By Embracing Action

Monday, June 25, 2018 9:52:00 AM America/New_York

Yes, we know there are problems. With decades of service to nurses, we at Action Products are well aware of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals. Still, the “listicles” sounded a rather negative drumbeat in our ears...

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