SIX MONTH REMINDER – HAVE YOU IMPLEMENTED THE 2017 AORN GUIDELINES?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:04:34 AM America/New_York

We get busy. We forget. But not really – it’s only that protocol and procedures in the OR are so much a part of our daily routines. And is there anything really new about the newest guidelines for perioperative practice* issued just six months ago by AORN?  Read on...

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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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