ACTION’S INFECTION CONTROL DESIGN

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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ASSESSMENT HELPS PREVENT PRESSURE INJURIES IN OR

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:12:13 PM America/New_York

“Pressure ulcers are a common problem for patients, causing significant pain and additional costs,” a 2012 systematic review concluded. “It has been accepted,” the authors note, “that pressure ulcers are caused by 3 different tissue forces: pressure, shear force, and friction, all of which have an important role in the occurrence of surgery-related pressure ulcers.” 

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POSITIONING PRODUCTS HELP PREVENT SLIDING IN STEEP TRENDELENBURG

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:59:41 PM America/New_York

In any surgery, proper patient positioning on the operating table is paramount for:

  • Optimal surgical exposure
  • Prevention of neuromuscular injury
  • Accommodating the camera system and arms
  • Reducing physician fatigue

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Performance Plus pads for Robotic Surgery

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 9:49:23 AM America/New_York

Extreme robotic positions make it very difficult for nurses to position the patient safely. Danette Higgins, RN from NMMC Women's Hospital has found an answer. Read on...

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