Visit Action for Pressure Injury Prevention at the OR Manager Conference

Monday, September 17, 2018 2:48:55 PM America/New_York

At Action Products, our main concern is preventing the development of pressure injuries. We address the risks to patient skin integrity in the perioperative setting through the creation of pressure-relieving and redistributing devices, including positioners, table pads, and overlays.  These devices work by reducing or redistributing pressure, thus reducing friction and shearing forces. The guiding principle at work is pressure injury prevention through the right-sizing of each product.

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Protect Your Patient During Hip Surgery

Thursday, September 6, 2018 6:14:34 PM America/New_York

According to a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 332,000 total hips are performed in the United States each year.  During each surgery, the Surgical Team is dedicated to ensuring proper patient positioning.  Each member of the team is focused on protecting their patients from damaging pressure and shear forces.

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Bridging the "Compromise Gap" in Patient Positioning

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 7:22:00 AM America/New_York

“Positioning the patient for a surgical procedure is a shared responsibility among the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, and the nurses in the operating room,” Dr. Marnie Welch writes in uptodate.com. The challenge, Welch explains is that a compromise may be required between what is best for surgical access and the position the patient can tolerate.

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Action Products, Inc. Celebrates Labor Day

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 5:50:54 PM America/New_York

Labor Day, September 3rd, is dedicated to the achievements and dedication of the American worker. It is to honor hard-working Americans who contribute to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. We are able to enjoy a day of relaxation as a result of a law signed by President Grove Cleveland in 1882.  He designated the first Monday in September a national holiday, Labor Day. 

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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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