Assessments Help Reduce Adverse Perioperative Outcomes

Monday, October 15, 2018 11:23:58 AM America/New_York

“All patients scheduled to undergo major noncardiac surgery should have an assessment of the risk of perioperative cardiovascular events, and most patients should be evaluated with a risk prediction model,” Drs. Steven  L. Cohn and Lee A. Fleisher write in UpToDate. “Identification of increased risk provides the patient (and surgeon) with information that helps them better understand the benefit-to-risk ratio of a procedure and may lead to interventions that decrease risk".

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Visit Action for Pressure Injury Prevention at the OR Manager Conference

Monday, September 17, 2018 2:48:55 PM America/New_York

At Action Products, our main concern is preventing the development of pressure injuries. We address the risks to patient skin integrity in the perioperative setting through the creation of pressure-relieving and redistributing devices, including positioners, table pads, and overlays.  These devices work by reducing or redistributing pressure, thus reducing friction and shearing forces. The guiding principle at work is pressure injury prevention through the right-sizing of each product.

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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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