NO COINCIDENCE: PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION DAY IN PERIOPERATIVE NURSE WEEK

Monday, October 30, 2017 10:54:34 AM America/New_York

November is a month for recognition and for thanks. As highlighted in an earlier blog post, this month our nation honors its many family caregivers.  Then, every November since 1919, we mark the end of the “Great War” with Veterans Day. (Usually observed on November 11th, Veteran’s day happens to fall on a Saturday; the federal holiday will be observed on Friday the 10th.). And of course, November ends with Thanksgiving.  The event Americans call “the first Thanksgiving” was observed by the Pilgrims in 1621 following their first harvest in the New World. Read on...

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CENTRAL STERILIZATION “TAKES ACTION” ON FLUID MANAGEMENT

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:28:13 AM America/New_York

“Until the 1940s,” the University of Rochester Medical Center website points out, “medical/surgical supplies were, for the most part, processed and maintained in the departments and patient care areas in which they were to be used.” As the number and variety of surgical procedures, medical devices, equipment, and supplies proliferated, health care facilities began to establish separate and distinct departments.  Read on....

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AT ACTION PRODUCTS, SEATING MATTERS!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:43:20 PM America/New_York

In normal upright sitting, 75% of body weight is supported on 8% of body area, namely the “sit bones” or ischial tuberosity. When a patient sits in an abnormal posture, one side may have higher interface pressure, increasing the possibility of a pressure injury occurring. Read on...

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ACTION’S AKTON® POLYMER HELPS O.R. PATIENTS STAY PUT

Monday, September 11, 2017 3:49:52 PM America/New_York

Top Takeaways offered by the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) focus on reducing “the effects of pressure, shear, and friction on healthy skin at increased risk for pressure injury.”

AORN discusses four different positions in which patients are typically placed while undergoing surgery, identifying the unique dangers of each: Read on...

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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH ACTION PRODUCTS CO-OWNER CHRIS McELROY

Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:23:42 PM America/New_York

Looking back to the early 1970s, when Action Products was in its infancy, veteran employee and co-owner Chris McElroy recalls the company manufacturing its Akton® polymer wheelchair and bed pads in space rented from a dairy farm. Read on...

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