Action Products Helps Position Patients to Prevent Knee Breakdown

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:47:29 AM America/New_York

The ability to evenly distribute the body pressure to prevent circulatory disturbances and pressure ulcers at the bony prominences is one of the most important OR safety factors, the Association of Surgical Technologists stresses. “When the patient has been administered anesthetic agents, the ability for that patient to communicate pain and pressure to the surgical team has been eliminated, AST adds; therefore the team now becomes responsible for the patient. Read on...

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PRESSURE INJURY AVOIDANCE WITH CHILDREN IN PRONE POSITION

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:55:06 AM America/New_York

“Excellent skin care is an attribute of quality care,” begins the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne paper on pressure injury prevention and management, cautioning that a pressure injury can develop in as short as 30 minutes if there is high pressure in a small area. Increased pressure, over short periods of time and slight pressure for long periods of time have been shown to cause equal damage. Read on...

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Action Products Helps Avoid Deep Tissue Injuries

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:58:46 AM America/New_York

At Action Products, we’re very aware that the pressure is on all health care providers to avoid perioperative pressure injuries.  That’s nothing new, as evidenced by the fact that five years ago, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) was citing a Chen review of 17 studies revealing an increase in pressure ulcers, with the primary locations found to be heels, sacral, and buttocks.

15 intra-operative “extrinsic” factors were discussed in the NPUAP webinar--- read on....

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AORN 2017 Emphasis on Positioning

Monday, June 5, 2017 12:01:52 PM America/New_York

This year’s AORN Conference focused on positioning patients for surgical procedures.  In reviewing the new AORN Guidelines, it is important to note that we have to look at the comorbidities that our patients present, as this is a determining factor in the choice of products that we utilize for positioning.

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AORN GUIDELINES STRICT ON AXILLARY ROLLS

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:18:37 PM America/New_York

History, apparently, really does repeat itself. We had a bit of dejavu when nurses visited our Action Products convention booth complaining that AORN guidelines forbid the use of IV bags and towels as axillary rolls for positioning in the OR. After all, this was 2017, and almost three years ago to the day, in this very Action Products blog, the title of our post was “Don’t Use Saline Bags to Position Patients”. Read on...

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