The Need for Geriatric Nursing Care in America

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:30:08 AM America/New_York

“The increased proportion of older adults in the population need not present major problems,” authors Bennett and Flaherty-Robb assure readers of the Online Journal of issues in Nursing (OJIN) There’s a big IF at the end of that sentence, however: “IF we can provide appropriate resources.” No easy task, that, with the fastest growing group in the U.S. consisting of the “oldest old” - those aged 85 years or more. At Action Products, we take great pride in our ongoing role in geriatric nursing products.

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Geriatric Nursing Care in the Home Setting

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:19:59 PM America/New_York

At Action Products, where we take great pride in our ongoing role in geriatric nursing products, we are devoting this blog series to geriatric home healthcare.

Geriatric home health care, designed to help older adults live independently for as long as possible, even with an illness or injury, may include any or all of the following: 

  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • speech therapy
  • skilled nursing
  • help with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, taking medications, feeding)
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Studies Yield Insight into Team Communication in the OR

Monday, June 24, 2019 2:44:02 PM America/New_York

Medical errors in the perioperative setting more often result from miscommunication among providers than from lack of medical knowledge or technology failures.  Four studies serve to highlight the importance of implementing measures to improve team communication in the OR.

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Team Communication at the Speed of Thought

Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:25:59 AM America/New_York

“The common goal of the perioperative team within the operating room is the effective delivery of care in a safe, efficient, timely manner,” Ruth LeTexier, RN, BASN, PHN, director of surgical technology at Northwest Technical College in Minnesota writes in Infection Control Today. In operating suites today, she observes, all of the activity occurs at the speed of thought. 


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Comments | Posted in Surgical Patient Safety By Sally Fulmer