BOTH IN HOSPITAL AND AT HOME, ACTION PRODUCTS KNOWS, RIGHT-SIZING IS KEY

Friday, January 11, 2019 2:54:42 PM America/New_York

Prevention of pressure injuries, plain and simple, involve redistributing a patients’ body weight.  Here at Action Products, we focus on creating and customizing pressure-relieving and weight-redistributing devices and products. Those include different types and sizes of mattresses, overlays, cushions and seating. The goal - reduce pressure, friction, and shear.

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For Our Smallest Patients, Right-Sizing Positioners Is Key

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:30:01 AM America/New_York

Pressure injury prevention depends, in large part, on right-sizing the products used to position patients during surgery. Pediatric positioning, our company founders realized early on, poses a unique challenge, and for that precise reason, Action Products created a comprehensive line of positioners designed specifically for neonates, infants, and children.

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Purdue University Professor has Seen Evolution of Pressure Injury Treatment

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:38:36 PM America/New_York

Jean Hayes, RN, MS, now retired from Purdue University (North Central) School of Nursing in Indiana and from her long-standing practice in the home health care industry, says she’s seen it all. Interviewed at length by our Action Products blog editor, Hayes recalls the evolution of nursing practices over her forty year career.

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Worldwide, Bedside Nursing Has Replaced Bedpan Nursing

Monday, July 16, 2018 8:30:37 AM America/New_York

Some things haven’t changed over the past 100 years, Wendy Elliman writes in Hadassah Magazine, but nursing education certainly has.

Back in 1921, the first graduates of the Hadassah Nursing School were called upon to serve with “a conscience beyond appeal” and to be calm in self-evaluation, with balanced judgment and great strength.  Today, Miri Rom, dean of the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing explains, in addition to developing those traits, nurses are required to exercise judgment, critical thinking, communication, and decision-making. Bedside nursing with skilled and educated nurses, Elliman reflects, has replaced bedpan nursing. 

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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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