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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BOTH IN HOSPITAL AND AT HOME, ACTION PRODUCTS KNOWS, RIGHT-SIZING IS KEY

Friday, January 11, 2019 2:54:42 PM America/New_York

Prevention of pressure injuries, plain and simple, involve redistributing a patients’ body weight.  Here at Action Products, we focus on creating and customizing pressure-relieving and weight-redistributing devices and products. Those include different types and sizes of mattresses, overlays, cushions and seating. The goal - reduce pressure, friction, and shear.

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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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Taking Deep Action To Prevent Pressure Injuries

Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:52:12 PM America/New_York

Many of the complications caused by pressure injuries occur with the most serious types, those in stage III and IV, authors Todd Zortman, RN, WCC and James Malec, PhD note. Frequently, such advanced stage pressure ulcers are a direct result of deep tissue injuriesdefined by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel as “a pressure-related injury to subcutaneous tissues under intact skin.”

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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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