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. Read on...

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VISCOELASTIC GEL OVERLAY OUTPERFORMS FOAM

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:28:47 AM America/New_York

Why all the fuss about viscoelasticity? What, really, is that property of materials used in the prevention of pressure injury in the OR? Read on...

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EMBRACE ACTION: THINK POSITIONING WITH PROPER SIZING

Monday, March 19, 2018 9:57:15 AM America/New_York

At Action Products, we feel honored to have our products “embraced” on the cover of the March issue of the AORN Journal (see knee and head supports). In fact, for perioperative nurses, a big part of “embracing action” involves proper patient positioning on the surgical table, and a big part of proper positioning involves selecting the right size positioning product for each patient. (For head support alone, we offer 12 different sizes!)  Read on...

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RNS PROVE TO BE KEY AUDIENCE IN PRODUCT EVALUATION STUDIES

Monday, February 5, 2018 10:54:04 AM America/New_York

In a qualitative research study involving 72 participants at four acute care hospitals preparatory to AORN’s publishing of its latest Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation, “Healthcare industry representatives described RNs as a key audience because RNs have direct contact with patients, prescribers, and purchasers.” Read on...

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ASK ACTION PRODUCTS – KNOW YOUR CAREGIVERS

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:37:45 PM America/New_York

A caregiver is a person who takes responsibility for someone who cannot fully care for him or herself. Whether they are family members or trained professionals, caregivers need to have a very special combination of traits, including patience, alertness, and dependability. Read on...

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