EMBRACE ACTION – SQUEEZE!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:07:33 PM America/New_York

“In the rat race of success, in the hectic routine and lifestyle, stress is a common factor that plagues all. Be it at home, work, or during travel, stress simply seems to follow you everywhere,” is the all-too-true comment on the ePainAssist.com website. Read on...

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MATTRESS OVERLAYS MAINTAIN SKIN INTEGRITY AND CONTAIN COSTS

Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:20:43 AM America/New_York

For bed-ridden patients, in both hospital and home settings, maintaining skin integrity is all-important. Any break in the skin puts the patient at risk for many complications, including infection. Keeping the skin clean, lubricating and soothing with hypoallergenic moisturizers, and using a mattress overlay pad are all ways to lower the risk of the patient developing pressure ulcers. Since Action Products mattress overlay pads are made of Akton® polymer, they do not promote bacterial growth and are therefore reuseable. Read on...

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Waste Management in the OR

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:25:54 PM America/New_York

The waste management hierarchy is based largely on the concept of the 3R’s, explains the World Health Organization (WHO) – reduce, reuse, recycle. The most preferable approach, WHO explains, is that which produces as little waste as possible in the first place. Read on...

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TAKE “ACTION” TO REDUCE HOLIDAY STRESS IN AND AROUND THE OR

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 10:14:50 AM America/New_York

The first thing to do is realize that stress and anxiety are completely normal around the holidays,” explains Florida Hospital licensed mental health counselor Catherine Nesov. There is pressure in our culture to be happy, joyful and thankful, but the holidays can also remind us of elements that are missing in our lives. For healthcare professionals, “Mindfulness is awareness,” Nesov says.  “Check in with your own emotions and set reasonable expectations,” she advises. Read on...

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Eliminate Wrapping the Fracture Hip Post

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:05:23 AM America/New_York

We are all aware of  the variety of factors that impact the degree of risk for injury related to positioning a patient on a fracture table plate. The primary reason for placing a patient in a specific surgical position is to allow the surgeon to best access the operative site. The anesthesia and the type and length of the surgical procedure is always a consideration, as well as the patient’s overall health factors and conditions. Read on...

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