Purdue University Professor has Seen Evolution of Pressure Injury Treatment

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:38:36 PM America/New_York

Jean Hayes, RN, MS, now retired from Purdue University (North Central) School of Nursing in Indiana and from her long-standing practice in the home health care industry, says she’s seen it all. Interviewed at length by our Action Products blog editor, Hayes recalls the evolution of nursing practices over her forty year career.

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Protect Your Patient During Hip Surgery

Thursday, September 6, 2018 6:14:34 PM America/New_York

According to a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 332,000 total hips are performed in the United States each year.  During each surgery, the Surgical Team is dedicated to ensuring proper patient positioning.  Each member of the team is focused on protecting their patients from damaging pressure and shear forces.

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Action Products, Inc. Celebrates Labor Day

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 5:50:54 PM America/New_York

Labor Day, September 3rd, is dedicated to the achievements and dedication of the American worker. It is to honor hard-working Americans who contribute to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. We are able to enjoy a day of relaxation as a result of a law signed by President Grove Cleveland in 1882.  He designated the first Monday in September a national holiday, Labor Day. 

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Orthopedic Patient Positioning

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:48:00 AM America/New_York

Positioning patients for orthopedic procedures requires assessing the patient’s health, physical limitations and any prior injuries. It is beneficial to check all equipment and ensure the proper pads and positioners are readily available. The top priority of any Surgical Team is safe and quality patient care. Orthopedic surgery often requires unorthodox methods of positioning patients. Each patient requires unique positioning based on the type of orthopedic surgery. The surgeon’s positioning preference also should be a consideration.

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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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