Friday, August 25, 2017 11:57:23 AM America/New_York

“All individuals (including patients and visitors) should comply with infection control practices in health care settings,” cautions the World Health Organization. “The control of spread of pathogens from the source is key to avoid transmission.” Read on...

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Action Products Salutes AORN

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 2:12:21 PM America/New_York

Today, Action Products salutes AORN, the non-profit, 41,000 member association headquartered in Denver, Colorado that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses. AORN members work in management, teaching, research, and practice in the very challenging specialty field of perioperative nursing. Read on...

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Action's Akton® Polymer Gel Products Help OR Patients Avoid Injury

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:05:43 AM America/New_York

Top Takeaways offered in the new positioning guidelines by the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses 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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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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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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