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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BOTH IN HOSPITAL AND AT HOME, ACTION PRODUCTS KNOWS, RIGHT-SIZING IS KEY

Friday, January 11, 2019 2:54:42 PM America/New_York

Prevention of pressure injuries, plain and simple, involve redistributing a patients’ body weight.  Here at Action Products, we focus on creating and customizing pressure-relieving and weight-redistributing devices and products. Those include different types and sizes of mattresses, overlays, cushions and seating. The goal - reduce pressure, friction, and shear.

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For Our Smallest Patients, Right-Sizing Positioners Is Key

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:30:01 AM America/New_York

Pressure injury prevention depends, in large part, on right-sizing the products used to position patients during surgery. Pediatric positioning, our company founders realized early on, poses a unique challenge, and for that precise reason, Action Products created a comprehensive line of positioners designed specifically for neonates, infants, and children.

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New Detection Technology For Deep Tissue Injuries - A Case Study

Friday, November 30, 2018 2:27:20 PM America/New_York

Given our commitment to the prevention of pressure injuries, at Action Products we took note of an important case study from the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (as reported in Wound Care Advisor.)

The case study, authored by Todd Zortman, RN, WCC, and James Malec, PhD, of Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, demonstrates how two new technologies (infrared scanning and noncontact low-frequency ultrasound) can be used to identify and resolve deep tissue injuries (DTI) even in high-risk patients. Below is a brief summary of the case study.

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Assessments Help Reduce Adverse Perioperative Outcomes

Monday, October 15, 2018 11:23:58 AM America/New_York

“All patients scheduled to undergo major noncardiac surgery should have an assessment of the risk of perioperative cardiovascular events, and most patients should be evaluated with a risk prediction model,” Drs. Steven  L. Cohn and Lee A. Fleisher write in UpToDate. “Identification of increased risk provides the patient (and surgeon) with information that helps them better understand the benefit-to-risk ratio of a procedure and may lead to interventions that decrease risk".

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