Redistribution of Heat to Prevent "Hot Spots"

Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:46:22 PM America/New_York

Surgical Teams across the country are seeking pressure relieving and redistributing devices to prevent the development of pressure injuries and shear for their patients who are at high risk. "Hot spots" need to be prevented as they act as a catalyst for decubiti. The products selected are usually different types of mattresses and/or overlays which assist in reducing or redistributing pressure, friction and heat.

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Taking Action To Increase the Number of Male Nurses

Friday, June 15, 2018 2:37:16 PM America/New_York

As the RN Journal puts it, “It is time to Recruit More Men into the Profession of Nursing”.

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Comments | Posted in Surgical Patient Safety By Janet Kaplan

Father's Day Reflection - When Caretaking is Men's Work

Monday, June 11, 2018 9:31:39 AM America/New_York

“On any given day, hundreds of millions of people across the world are taking care of young children, the elderly, the sick, and the disabled,” Patty Housman writes in American University’s Connections magazine.  With a steadily increasing worldwide population creating a growing demand for long-term care, the recruitment and training of skilled caregivers has generated a social concern.

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Budget Friendly Pad Designed to Control Infection

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 5:36:31 PM America/New_York

Recent research has led to the development of evidence-based hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, patient care, and an improvement in the selection of appropriate O.R. replacement table pads. Evidence suggests that a best practice for postoperative infection control involves using interventions to ensure that Best Practices are in place to support the need for proper positioning of the surgical patient. 

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Comments | Posted in Gel Pad Pressure Sore Prevention By Peggy Forcelli

Affordable Alternative Upgrade to the "Basic" Pad

Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:45:21 PM America/New_York

Outstanding replacement pad for today’s fiscally sensitive healthcare environment. Action® Angel Series features superior infection control design and good pressure and shear management performance. It was engineered specifically for the dynamic, high turnover demands of the busy surgical suite without sacrificing patient care. 

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Comments | Posted in Surgery Patient Positioning By Peggy Forcelli