Taking Action to bring pressure ulcers "to heel"

Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:32:00 PM America/New_York

There are several factors that cause patients’ heels to be at particular risk of pressure injury, both at home and in healthcare facilities, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel explains:

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EMBRACE ACTION: THINK POSITIONING WITH PROPER SIZING

Monday, March 19, 2018 9:57:15 AM America/New_York

At Action Products, we feel honored to have our products “embraced” on the cover of the March issue of the AORN Journal (see knee and head supports). In fact, for perioperative nurses, a big part of “embracing action” involves proper patient positioning on the surgical table, and a big part of proper positioning involves selecting the right size positioning product for each patient. (For head support alone, we offer 12 different sizes!)  Read on...

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ONCE CORNERSTONE STANDARDS ARE MET, IT’S ABOUT THE MONEY

Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:58:47 PM America/New_York

The four cornerstone standards embodied in the AORN-approved Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation – patient safety, perioperative team safety, patient outcomes, and product quality – serve as a guide for evaluating FDA cleared medical devices and products for use in the operating room.  Read on...

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EMBRACE ACTION – SQUEEZE!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:07:33 PM America/New_York

“In the rat race of success, in the hectic routine and lifestyle, stress is a common factor that plagues all. Be it at home, work, or during travel, stress simply seems to follow you everywhere,” is the all-too-true comment on the ePainAssist.com website. Read on...

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Eliminate Wrapping the Fracture Hip Post

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:05:23 AM America/New_York

We are all aware of  the variety of factors that impact the degree of risk for injury related to positioning a patient on a fracture table plate. The primary reason for placing a patient in a specific surgical position is to allow the surgeon to best access the operative site. The anesthesia and the type and length of the surgical procedure is always a consideration, as well as the patient’s overall health factors and conditions. Read on...

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