DRG Ripple Effect Shines Light on Problem of Pressure Injuries

Friday, July 21, 2017 8:56:59 AM America/New_York

“The high costs of hospitalization and decreased reimbursement for hospital stays may have caused a shift in the problem of pressure ulcers from acute care to home care, causing a Diagnostic Reimbursement Group ‘ripple effect’”, the intro to a study published by the Indiana State Department of Health observes. Read on...

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Cushion Your Standard OR Peg Board Device

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:02:39 PM America/New_York

Surgical Teams using peg board devices have expressed similar pressure and shear force concerns. The need to protect their patients from damaging pressure injuries and shear forces is a top priority. Many surgical patients have benefited from the Action® pad, designed to cushion the standard peg board device. Read on...

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ACTION PRODUCTS – A BIG SUPPLIER FOR THE TOP TEN’S SMALLEST PATIENTS

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 8:41:42 AM America/New_York

Right-sizing, when it comes to healthcare, involves designing products for safety and patient outcomes. Unfortunately, when devices and products intended for adult bodies are retrofitted for pediatric use, that does nothing but elevate risks and cause discomfort. That’s why we here at Action Products headquarters were absolutely thrilled to read the article “US News names 10 children’s hospitals to its Honor Roll”.  We realized that our pediatric products are being used in 100% of those top ten children’s hospitals in the country!  Gratifyingly, we know why - Action Products offers one of the largest assortments of sizes for pediatric OR patients. Read on...

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PRESSURE INJURY AVOIDANCE WITH CHILDREN IN PRONE POSITION

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:55:06 AM America/New_York

“Excellent skin care is an attribute of quality care,” begins the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne paper on pressure injury prevention and management, cautioning that a pressure injury can develop in as short as 30 minutes if there is high pressure in a small area. Increased pressure, over short periods of time and slight pressure for long periods of time have been shown to cause equal damage. Read on...

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PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION IN PALLIATIVE CARE OF PRIMARY CONCERN

Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:48:32 PM America/New_York

“The goals of palliative wound care are stabilization of existing wounds, prevention of new wounds if possible, and symptom management of complications to improve patient comfort, well-being, and quality of life,” Torrie Burt, MSN, CRNP explains in the Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging.

At Action Products, we’re keenly aware that in elderly persons, particularly those who reside in hospital or long term care settings, but even those who are cared for at home, pressure ulcers are common. Read on...

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