AORN 2017 Emphasis on Positioning

Monday, June 5, 2017 12:01:52 PM America/New_York

This year’s AORN Conference focused on positioning patients for surgical procedures.  In reviewing the new AORN Guidelines, it is important to note that we have to look at the comorbidities that our patients present, as this is a determining factor in the choice of products that we utilize for positioning.

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CAN BRADEN BE OF BENEFIT IN A SURGICAL SETTING?

Monday, May 22, 2017 12:32:15 PM America/New_York

At Action Products, whose proprietary Akton® viscoelastic polymer gel has revolutionized the positioning market; all efforts are devoted to pressure injury prevention. At our company, two very familiar and important names are Braden and Munro, each referring to assessment tools related to pressure injury prevention and avoidance. Read on...

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Hand Exerciser Made of Akton® Polymer Gel

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:18:50 PM America/New_York

Made of 100% Akton® polymer gel, this flexible cylindrical exerciser provides uniform resistance for finger or gross grasping exercises. Akton®  polymer provides unlimited degrees of resistance directly proportionate to the force placed on it. The Hand Exerciser is perfect for increasing hand strength and coordination for people of all ages and disabilities. Read on...

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Comments | Posted in Surgery Patient Positioning By Peggy Forcelli

AORN GUIDELINES STRICT ON AXILLARY ROLLS

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:18:37 PM America/New_York

History, apparently, really does repeat itself. We had a bit of dejavu when nurses visited our Action Products convention booth complaining that AORN guidelines forbid the use of IV bags and towels as axillary rolls for positioning in the OR. After all, this was 2017, and almost three years ago to the day, in this very Action Products blog, the title of our post was “Don’t Use Saline Bags to Position Patients”. Read on...

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MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SHIFT BODY WEIGHT WHEN PATIENTS CAN’T

Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:33:59 AM America/New_York

Positioning is no one-step process, but rather an ongoing series of adjustments to be done while patients are immobilized during surgery or while bedridden, Dea Kent, DNP, RN, NPC, CWOCN would remind the nurses under her supervision. We all make constant shifts, often unconsciously, Kent explains, repositioning our body weight to avoid pain and pressure. Sedated, wheelchair-bound, and bedridden patients, however, need help shifting their weight in order to avoid pressure injury. Read on...

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