THE GOAL FOR PRESSURE INJURY INCIDENCE SHOULD BE ZERO

Friday, May 18, 2018 11:42:04 AM America/New_York

“The goal for pressure ulcer incidence should be zero,” writes Kathy Duncan, R.N., referring to the 2008-initiated 5 Million Lives Campaign at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pressure injuries cause considerable harm to patients...

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Wheelchairs With Inadequate Cushions Can Cause Pressure Sores

Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:43:05 AM America/New_York

 “A wheelchair without a cushion or with an inadequate cushion can cause pressure sores,” explains the World Health Organization in its Guidelines on the Provision of Manual Wheelchairs in Less Resourced Settings. “This, in turn, may require the user to spend many months in bed; without appropriate care and treatment. This often leads to bedsores, secondary complications, and even premature death.” 

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VISCOELASTIC GEL OVERLAY OUTPERFORMS FOAM

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:28:47 AM America/New_York

Why all the fuss about viscoelasticity? What, really, is that property of materials used in the prevention of pressure injury in the OR? 

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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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The Nursing Shortage- Doing Our Part to Relieve the Pressure

Thursday, December 28, 2017 11:07:40 AM America/New_York

Just five years ago, the opening line of an article in the AORN Journal, “The nursing shortage affects every aspect of health care delivery in the United States.” The authors followed this by citing the American Nurses Association’s ominous prediction that, by the year 2020, the nursing shortage would grow to a staggering 1 million RNs if the problem was not aggressively addressed. Read on...

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