PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION IN PEDIATRICS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:58:25 PM America/New_York

“Little is known about pressure ulcer prevention practice among pediatric patients,” Razmus and Bergquist-Beriger lamented just two years ago in Wound Management & Prevention. For one thing, the authors explained, risk factors for pressure ulcers are different for infants and children relative to adults. Instruments that have been used to identify pediatric risks include:

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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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Do These Simple Yoga Moves At Work!

Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00:20 PM America/New_York

Reducing muscle tension is an important part of self-care for all healthcare professionals, especially OR nurses. Perioperative nurses often strain muscles in three stress-prone areas:  back, shoulders and neck.

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New Detection Technology For Deep Tissue Injuries - A Case Study

Friday, November 30, 2018 2:27:20 PM America/New_York

Given our commitment to the prevention of pressure injuries, at Action Products we took note of an important case study from the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (as reported in Wound Care Advisor.)

The case study, authored by Todd Zortman, RN, WCC, and James Malec, PhD, of Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, demonstrates how two new technologies (infrared scanning and noncontact low-frequency ultrasound) can be used to identify and resolve deep tissue injuries (DTI) even in high-risk patients. Below is a brief summary of the case study.

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Patient Positioning During Hip Surgery

Monday, October 22, 2018 6:41:48 PM America/New_York

According to a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 332,000 total hip surgeries are performed in the United States each year.  During each surgery, the Surgical Team is dedicated to ensuring proper patient positioning.  Each member of the team is focused on protecting their patients from damaging pressure and shear forces.

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