ACTION’S INFECTION CONTROL DESIGN

Friday, August 25, 2017 11:57:23 AM America/New_York

“All individuals (including patients and visitors) should comply with infection control practices in health care settings,” cautions the World Health Organization. “The control of spread of pathogens from the source is key to avoid transmission.” Read on...

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Action Products Helps Avoid Deep Tissue Injuries

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:58:46 AM America/New_York

At Action Products, we’re very aware that the pressure is on all health care providers to avoid perioperative pressure injuries.  That’s nothing new, as evidenced by the fact that five years ago, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) was citing a Chen review of 17 studies revealing an increase in pressure ulcers, with the primary locations found to be heels, sacral, and buttocks.

15 intra-operative “extrinsic” factors were discussed in the NPUAP webinar--- read on....

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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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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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