Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Pediatric Care

Monday, June 26, 2017 2:28:06 PM America/New_York

Upon finding an alarming increase in the number of pressure ulcers reported with children, a plan was put forward at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to reduce the number of bedsore incidents.

There are four main stages in the advancement of bedsores, researchers found: Read on....

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PRESSURE INJURY AVOIDANCE WITH CHILDREN IN PRONE POSITION

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:55:06 AM America/New_York

“Excellent skin care is an attribute of quality care,” begins the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne paper on pressure injury prevention and management, cautioning that a pressure injury can develop in as short as 30 minutes if there is high pressure in a small area. Increased pressure, over short periods of time and slight pressure for long periods of time have been shown to cause equal damage. Read on...

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Action Products Helps Avoid Deep Tissue Injuries

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:58:46 AM America/New_York

At Action Products, we’re very aware that the pressure is on all health care providers to avoid perioperative pressure injuries.  That’s nothing new, as evidenced by the fact that five years ago, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) was citing a Chen review of 17 studies revealing an increase in pressure ulcers, with the primary locations found to be heels, sacral, and buttocks.

15 intra-operative “extrinsic” factors were discussed in the NPUAP webinar--- read on....

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AORN 2017 Emphasis on Positioning

Monday, June 5, 2017 12:01:52 PM America/New_York

This year’s AORN Conference focused on positioning patients for surgical procedures.  In reviewing the new AORN Guidelines, it is important to note that we have to look at the comorbidities that our patients present, as this is a determining factor in the choice of products that we utilize for positioning.

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CAN BRADEN BE OF BENEFIT IN A SURGICAL SETTING?

Monday, May 22, 2017 12:32:15 PM America/New_York

At Action Products, whose proprietary Akton® viscoelastic polymer gel has revolutionized the positioning market; all efforts are devoted to pressure injury prevention. At our company, two very familiar and important names are Braden and Munro, each referring to assessment tools related to pressure injury prevention and avoidance. Read on...

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