O.R. Prevention Tactics for MARSI and Skin Shear

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:44:00 AM America/New_York

There was a time when skin injuries were not recognized as developing in the perioperative setting, given the relatively abbreviated period of time patients spent in the O.R. Yet the perioperative setting involves multiple opportunities for injuries to occur.  In fact, MASDs, or moisture-associated skin damage is only one of a trio of skin injuries that you might not expect to occur in the operating room. 

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Injury Prevention in the OR- It May Take More than Moisture to Create MASD

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:50:04 AM America/New_York

“Although evidence is lacking, clinical experience suggests that MASD (moisture-associated skin damage) requires more than moisture alone,” researchers from the University of Virginia’s Department of Urology comment.

Damage might be attributable to multiple factors, they point out, including: 

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Action Products - Doing All We Can To Ease Night Shift Stress

Monday, July 23, 2018 10:13:00 AM America/New_York

“There is good evidence that shift work has negative effects on workers’ health, safety, and performance.” Research into the impact of shift work on professionals, authors Rathore, Shikla, Singh, and Tiwari explain, has consistently identified a range of negative physical, psychological, and social outcomes for the care providers. Those negative outcomes related to:

  1. insufficient sleep
  2. an inability to tend to the needs of their own children and spouses
  3. Poor eating habits 
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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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