The Nursing Shortage- Doing Our Part to Relieve the Pressure

Thursday, December 28, 2017 11:07:40 AM America/New_York

Just five years ago, the opening line of an article in the AORN Journal, “The nursing shortage affects every aspect of health care delivery in the United States.” The authors followed this by citing the American Nurses Association’s ominous prediction that, by the year 2020, the nursing shortage would grow to a staggering 1 million RNs if the problem was not aggressively addressed. Read on...

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Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:20:43 AM America/New_York

For bed-ridden patients, in both hospital and home settings, maintaining skin integrity is all-important. Any break in the skin puts the patient at risk for many complications, including infection. Keeping the skin clean, lubricating and soothing with hypoallergenic moisturizers, and using a mattress overlay pad are all ways to lower the risk of the patient developing pressure ulcers. Since Action Products mattress overlay pads are made of Akton® polymer, they do not promote bacterial growth and are therefore reuseable. Read on...

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 11:12:06 AM America/New_York

Ross’ last name is Shields, not McElroy, but reflecting on his long career at the family- owned Action Products company, he says, “I always felt like part of the family myself.” Retired as of June 30 of this year, Ross clearly remembers seeing people walking out of the building across from where he lived and worked as an apartment manager. Read on...

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Comments | Posted in Action Products, Inc. By Janet Kaplan

Avoid Hyperextension in Supine Position

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 11:20:19 AM America/New_York

Proper positioning ensures that the surgical team has proper access to the patient and a clear view for the Surgical Team. It is important to decrease the risk of pressure-related damage to the skin, nerves, joints, and muscles. According to the AORN:  Proper positioning techniques, used with supportive equipment and devices, contribute to patient safety. Read on...

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Comments | Posted in Surgery Patient Positioning By Peggy Forcelli

Budget Time

Thursday, December 7, 2017 3:31:55 PM America/New_York

This time of year, many hospitals and surgery centers are planning their OR budgets..... Read on....

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