Action Products - Doing All We Can To Ease Night Shift Stress

Monday, July 23, 2018 10:13:00 AM America/New_York

“There is good evidence that shift work has negative effects on workers’ health, safety, and performance.” Research into the impact of shift work on professionals, authors Rathore, Shikla, Singh, and Tiwari explain, has consistently identified a range of negative physical, psychological, and social outcomes for the care providers. Those negative outcomes related to:

  1. insufficient sleep
  2. an inability to tend to the needs of their own children and spouses
  3. Poor eating habits 
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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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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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