The Axillary Roll: An Essential Tool for Lateral Positioning

Friday, August 2, 2019 11:23:00 AM America/New_York

Essential goods are part of any great care or service. The operating room has countless examples of such materials. As perioperative professionals we know what is needed to provide the safest patient care.

 Positioning patients safely and effectively is paramount to the success of all procedures. We often require more dedicated time and effort to position our patients, than it takes to complete the entire surgical procedure. The lateral position involves multiple steps and items to achieve safety and success. A critical device for this position is the axillary roll. This device is a hot commodity in many operating rooms; which may at times lead to a short supply because of hoarding by one service team or another.  The savvy OR team member looks ahead for the needs of the patient. However there are unplanned cases, and emergent needs that arise throughout the day. Despite these spontaneous cases, the OR nurse must never sacrifice safety at the cost of anatomical exposure and position.

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Home Healthcare—Keeping Older Adults Safe in Hot Weather

Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:45:26 PM America/New_York

Managing heat and humidity in the summer is a priority for everyone; for older adult home healthcare patients, it’s a lifesaving necessity.

Every summer, healthinaging.org reports, nearly 200 Americans die of health problems caused by high heat and humidity; most are age 50 or older. Hot weather is more likely to cause health problems for older adults, the authors explain, for a variety of reasons, including:

  • age-related body changes
  • chronic health conditions
  • side effects of medications
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The Axillary Roll: An Essential Tool for Lateral Positioning

Thursday, July 25, 2019 11:23:59 AM America/New_York

Essential goods are part of any great care or service. The operating room has countless examples of such materials. As perioperative professionals we know what is needed to provide the safest patient care.

 Positioning patients safely and effectively is paramount to the success of all procedures. We often require more dedicated time and effort to position our patients, than it takes to complete the entire surgical procedure. The lateral position involves multiple steps and items to achieve safety and success. A critical device for this position is the axillary roll. This device is a hot commodity in many operating rooms; which may at times lead to a short supply because of hoarding by one service team or another.  The savvy OR team member looks ahead for the needs of the patient. However there are unplanned cases, and emergent needs that arise throughout the day. Despite these spontaneous cases, the OR nurse must never sacrifice safety at the cost of anatomical exposure and position.

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The Need for Geriatric Nursing Care in America

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:30:08 AM America/New_York

“The increased proportion of older adults in the population need not present major problems,” authors Bennett and Flaherty-Robb assure readers of the Online Journal of issues in Nursing (OJIN) There’s a big IF at the end of that sentence, however: “IF we can provide appropriate resources.” No easy task, that, with the fastest growing group in the U.S. consisting of the “oldest old” - those aged 85 years or more. At Action Products, we take great pride in our ongoing role in geriatric nursing products.

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