CENTRAL STERILIZATION “TAKES ACTION” ON FLUID MANAGEMENT

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:28:13 AM America/New_York

“Until the 1940s,” the University of Rochester Medical Center website points out, “medical/surgical supplies were, for the most part, processed and maintained in the departments and patient care areas in which they were to be used.” As the number and variety of surgical procedures, medical devices, equipment, and supplies proliferated, health care facilities began to establish separate and distinct departments.  Read on....

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

TAKE ACTION AGAINST SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS IN THE OR

Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:03:00 PM America/New_York

Slip and fall (STF) incidents involving healthcare employees frequently result in disabling injuries that affect their ability to do their jobs and care for patients,” Chris Wetmore points out in Healthcare Facilities Today. 

The most recent findings gathered by the U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics show that injuries that lead to a loss of workdays occur at a rate of about 38.2 per every 10,000 healthcare employees, making the risk for these injuries 90% greater for healthcare employees than for all other private industries combined. The incidence rate of lost-workday STFs ranks as the second most common cause of lost-workday injuries in hospitals. Contaminants on the floor are the leading cause of STF incidents in healthcare facilities. Read on...

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

ACTION PRODUCTS AT BOOTH #1022 AT OR MANAGER SHOW

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:36:24 AM America/New_York

For the fifth time, Action Products will have a booth at the OR Manager Conference, to be held Oct. 2-4 in Orlando, Florida. The conference, itself in its 30th year, will bring together more than 1,400 OR managers and directors of surgical suites for three days of CE and networking. The focus of the conference will be on helping OR nurse managers “develop the skills and tools they need to increase efficiencies and meet revenue goals.” Rean on...

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Nurses Helping Nurses

Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:51:30 PM America/New_York

I live in Dallas and have extended family and friends in the Houston area. It has been painful to watch homes and property being destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Texas is rebuilding thanks to the generous support of other states and the determination of the people of Texas. Read on...

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

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH ACTION PRODUCTS CO-OWNER CHRIS McELROY

Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:23:42 PM America/New_York

Looking back to the early 1970s, when Action Products was in its infancy, veteran employee and co-owner Chris McElroy recalls the company manufacturing its Akton® polymer wheelchair and bed pads in space rented from a dairy farm. Read on...

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