Action Products Plays Role in Ambulatory Surgical Center Trend

Friday, September 21, 2018 11:11:48 AM America/New_York

“As the government and payers scrutinize costs and push the shift to value-based care, outpatient surgery is expected to see an overall 11 percent increase from 2017 to 2022,” Laura Dyrda writes in ASCOA (Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America). ASC surgical volume in 46 of the 50 largest markets in the U.S. grew 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, and “market factors are expected to continue pushing for growth.”

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Visit Action for Pressure Injury Prevention at the OR Manager Conference

Monday, September 17, 2018 2:48:55 PM America/New_York

At Action Products, our main concern is preventing the development of pressure injuries. We address the risks to patient skin integrity in the perioperative setting through the creation of pressure-relieving and redistributing devices, including positioners, table pads, and overlays.  These devices work by reducing or redistributing pressure, thus reducing friction and shearing forces. The guiding principle at work is pressure injury prevention through the right-sizing of each product.

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Potential for Pressure Injury Heats Up Along with the Weather

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:36:00 AM America/New_York

Certain areas of our bodies are more prone to pressure sores than othersseniorcaring.com explains, especially for individuals with limited mobility. For individuals confined to a wheelchair, the most common places for sores to occur are:

  • shoulder blades
  • spine or sacral area
  • back of the head
  • neck
  • back of the arms and legs
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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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