DRG Ripple Effect Shines Light on Problem of Pressure Injuries

Friday, July 21, 2017 8:56:59 AM America/New_York

“The high costs of hospitalization and decreased reimbursement for hospital stays may have caused a shift in the problem of pressure ulcers from acute care to home care, causing a Diagnostic Reimbursement Group ‘ripple effect’”, the intro to a study published by the Indiana State Department of Health observes. Read on...

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Cushion Your Standard OR Peg Board Device

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:02:39 PM America/New_York

Surgical Teams using peg board devices have expressed similar pressure and shear force concerns. The need to protect their patients from damaging pressure injuries and shear forces is a top priority. Many surgical patients have benefited from the Action® pad, designed to cushion the standard peg board device. Read on...

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PRESERVING HOME HEALTHCARE PATIENT AUTONOMY WHILE PREVENTING PRESSURE ULCERS

Monday, July 10, 2017 2:04:11 PM America/New_York

“Findings…suggest that pressure ulcer prevention in the home health care setting is more complex than that in hospitals and nursing homes,” reports PubMed.org. Why more complex?

The high degree of patient autonomy in the home setting, limited oversight of informal caregivers by professional clinicians, and situational variables unique to each home all contribute to the challenge faced by patients and their caregivers in preventing pressure ulcers, the NCBI authors explain. Read on...

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Action Products Helps Position Patients to Prevent Knee Breakdown

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:47:29 AM America/New_York

The ability to evenly distribute the body pressure to prevent circulatory disturbances and pressure ulcers at the bony prominences is one of the most important OR safety factors, the Association of Surgical Technologists stresses. “When the patient has been administered anesthetic agents, the ability for that patient to communicate pain and pressure to the surgical team has been eliminated, AST adds; therefore the team now becomes responsible for the patient. Read on...

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Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Pediatric Care

Monday, June 26, 2017 2:28:06 PM America/New_York

Upon finding an alarming increase in the number of pressure ulcers reported with children, a plan was put forward at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to reduce the number of bedsore incidents.

There are four main stages in the advancement of bedsores, researchers found: Read on....

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