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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THE GOAL FOR PRESSURE INJURY INCIDENCE SHOULD BE ZERO

Friday, May 18, 2018 11:42:04 AM America/New_York

“The goal for pressure ulcer incidence should be zero,” writes Kathy Duncan, R.N., referring to the 2008-initiated 5 Million Lives Campaign at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pressure injuries cause considerable harm to patients...

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Wheelchairs With Inadequate Cushions Can Cause Pressure Sores

Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:43:05 AM America/New_York

 “A wheelchair without a cushion or with an inadequate cushion can cause pressure sores,” explains the World Health Organization in its Guidelines on the Provision of Manual Wheelchairs in Less Resourced Settings. “This, in turn, may require the user to spend many months in bed; without appropriate care and treatment. This often leads to bedsores, secondary complications, and even premature death.” 

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ASK ACTION PRODUCTS – WHEN IT’S TIME TO INTRODUCE A LOVED ONE TO A WHEELCHAIR

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:05:30 AM America/New_York

“Power wheelchairs (PWCs) can have a positive impact on user well-being, self-esteem, pain, activity and participation,” a National Institutes of Health PubMed article begins. In fact, newly developed intelligent power wheelchairs (IPWs) will allow autonomous or collaboratively controlled navigation for those having difficulty using standard PWCs, the authors explain. 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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