Protect Your Patient While Using Peg Boards

Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:51:00 AM America/New_York

Surgical Teams using pegboard 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 Akton® polymer gel pad, designed to cushion the standard pegboard device. 

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Action Products - Sold Worldwide, Made in the USA

Monday, July 9, 2018 9:47:32 AM America/New_York

Thought the only places you’d see Action Products put to use are hospitals, nursing facilities, and patient homes?  Think again.

In addition to medically related uses, users of our shock-absorbing Akton® polymer-based product lines now include (just to name a few): military agencies, law enforcement departments, equine sports and shooting sport facilities.  Of course, patient care remains a primary focus for us, and we’re proud that our products are in use worldwide, revolutionizing the patient positioning market.

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Budget Friendly Pad Designed to Control Infection

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 5:36:31 PM America/New_York

Recent research has led to the development of evidence-based hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, patient care, and an improvement in the selection of appropriate O.R. replacement table pads. Evidence suggests that a best practice for postoperative infection control involves using interventions to ensure that Best Practices are in place to support the need for proper positioning of the surgical patient. 

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Comments | Posted in Gel Pad Pressure Sore Prevention By Peggy Forcelli

Memorial Day Brings Back Memories of Action Products History

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:45:12 AM America/New_York

As last weekend we observed Memorial Day, honoring the brave men and women who served and those who now serve in our armed forces, we were more than ever aware of the history of our own company, Action Products. 

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Slide Prevention on the Surgery Table

Monday, April 9, 2018 12:18:21 PM America/New_York

“Perioperative team members should implement measures to prevent patients from sliding on the OR bed (in Steep Trendelenberg),” the revised AORN Guidelines stress, specifically mentioning viscoelastic gel overlays (Page E31, X.f.1).

“Adequate patient positioning must avoid skin, peripheral nerve, and muscles injuries, and ocular and cognitive complications mainly related to Steep Trendelenburg positioning in pelvic procedures,” sciencedirect.com cautions. 

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