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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Positioning the Patient is of the Utmost Importance

Monday, July 2, 2018 5:43:51 PM America/New_York

Prior to surgery, the patient must be carefully transferred onto the operating room table. The positioning of the patient is of the utmost importance. Achieving the desired position for the specific surgery requires careful planning and coordination by the entire operating room team. Often, the patient may assist in positioning prior to induction of anesthesia. When the patient is under general anesthesia, the operating room team must carefully position each patient.

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Redistribution of Heat to Prevent "Hot Spots"

Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:46:22 PM America/New_York

Surgical Teams across the country are seeking pressure relieving and redistributing devices to prevent the development of pressure injuries and shear for their patients who are at high risk. "Hot spots" need to be prevented as they act as a catalyst for decubiti. The products selected are usually different types of mattresses and/or overlays which assist in reducing or redistributing pressure, friction and heat.

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Father's Day Reflection - When Caretaking is Men's Work

Monday, June 11, 2018 9:31:39 AM America/New_York

“On any given day, hundreds of millions of people across the world are taking care of young children, the elderly, the sick, and the disabled,” Patty Housman writes in American University’s Connections magazine.  With a steadily increasing worldwide population creating a growing demand for long-term care, the recruitment and training of skilled caregivers has generated a social concern.

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Budget Friendly Pad Designed to Control Infection

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 5:36:31 PM America/New_York

Recent research has led to the development of evidence-based hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, patient care, and an improvement in the selection of appropriate O.R. replacement table pads. Evidence suggests that a best practice for postoperative infection control involves using interventions to ensure that Best Practices are in place to support the need for proper positioning of the surgical patient. 

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Comments | Posted in Gel Pad Pressure Sore Prevention By Peggy Forcelli