Infection Control--Caregivers Do Try this at Home

Monday, February 18, 2019 9:27:34 AM America/New_York

“By following basic infection control practices, Dupont.com stresses, “ home care workers can help protect themselves and their patients from the spread of infection.”

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Comments | Posted in Action Products, Inc. By Sally Fulmer

Infection Control in the Operating Room

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:21:15 AM America/New_York

Infection control in general falls into two categories, Chris Patterson, MSN, RN, CNE explains in the Lippincott Nursing Center journal:

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Comments | Posted in Action Products, Inc. By Sally Fulmer

Pressure Injury Prevention is Vital in Home Health Care

Friday, January 25, 2019 10:53:10 AM America/New_York

Why is pressure injury prevention so crucially important for patients with physical disabilities? As Susan Lipton Garber writes in an article about occupational therapy patients published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, “Pressure sores are a major complication in the medical course of these individuals.”  Garber discusses the fact that wheelchair cushions can “help relieve pressure and reduce the risk of ulceration.”


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PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION IN PEDIATRICS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:58:25 PM America/New_York

“Little is known about pressure ulcer prevention practice among pediatric patients,” Razmus and Bergquist-Beriger lamented just two years ago in Wound Management & Prevention. For one thing, the authors explained, risk factors for pressure ulcers are different for infants and children relative to adults. Instruments that have been used to identify pediatric risks include:

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Nurses Are Great Role Models

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:39:38 PM America/New_York

Have you heard of the “Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation"™ and their Grand Challenge? It is an initiative to connect and engage nurses, employers, and organizations around improving health in five areas: physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life, and safety.

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Comments | Posted in Action Products, Inc. By Peggy Forcelli