Action Products, Inc. Attended the 2018 AORN EXPO

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 5:46:40 PM America/New_York

The AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo was held on March 24-28, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Action Products, Inc. participated in the Exhibition Hall. Our entire team enjoyed visiting and sharing with the Perioperative Nurses in attendance. It is always heartwarming to see our friends each year and to share ideas and learn how our products are used to protect against pressure injuries.  We welcomed the nursing students as they presented questions and shared their thoughts while visiting our booth. 

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Comments | Posted in Pressure Sore Prevention By Peggy Forcelli

ASK ACTION PRODUCTS – KNOW YOUR CAREGIVERS

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:37:45 PM America/New_York

A caregiver is a person who takes responsibility for someone who cannot fully care for him or herself. Whether they are family members or trained professionals, caregivers need to have a very special combination of traits, including patience, alertness, and dependability. Read on...

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ASK ACTION PRODUCTS – WHEN IT’S TIME TO INTRODUCE A LOVED ONE TO A WHEELCHAIR

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:05:30 AM America/New_York

“Power wheelchairs (PWCs) can have a positive impact on user well-being, self-esteem, pain, activity and participation,” a National Institutes of Health PubMed article begins. In fact, newly developed intelligent power wheelchairs (IPWs) will allow autonomous or collaboratively controlled navigation for those having difficulty using standard PWCs, the authors explain. Read on...

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MATTRESS OVERLAYS MAINTAIN SKIN INTEGRITY AND CONTAIN COSTS

Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:20:43 AM America/New_York

For bed-ridden patients, in both hospital and home settings, maintaining skin integrity is all-important. Any break in the skin puts the patient at risk for many complications, including infection. Keeping the skin clean, lubricating and soothing with hypoallergenic moisturizers, and using a mattress overlay pad are all ways to lower the risk of the patient developing pressure ulcers. Since Action Products mattress overlay pads are made of Akton® polymer, they do not promote bacterial growth and are therefore reuseable. Read on...

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AT ACTION PRODUCTS, ARM GUARDS BY ANY OTHER NAME CAN DO THE JOB

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:47:45 AM America/New_York

“You say to-may-to and I say to-mah-to, you say po-tay-to and I say po-tah-to,” Ella Fitzgerald sings. Here at Action Products, we’re reminded of that song because of the confusion about what OR devices used to support patients’ arms should be called. Unlike Fitzgerald, however, we’re not suggesting “Let’s call the whole thing off” – We simply want to clarify the terminology.

The 2017 AORN Guidelines for Positioning the Patient* (Be sure to ask the head of education at your facility for a copy) mentions that “The patient’s arms should be tucked at the sides with a draw sheet (See Recommendation IX.b.1) or secured at the sides with arm guards. Tucking or securing the patient’s arms at the sides reduces the potential for patient injury. Extending the patient’s arms on arm boards can lead to excessive abduction of the arms and cause a brachial neuropathy when the patient slides caudally”. Read on...

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