NO COINCIDENCE: PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION DAY IN PERIOPERATIVE NURSE WEEK

Monday, October 30, 2017 10:54:34 AM America/New_York

November is a month for recognition and for thanks. As highlighted in an earlier blog post, this month our nation honors its many family caregivers.  Then, every November since 1919, we mark the end of the “Great War” with Veterans Day. (Usually observed on November 11th, Veteran’s day happens to fall on a Saturday; the federal holiday will be observed on Friday the 10th.). And of course, November ends with Thanksgiving.  The event Americans call “the first Thanksgiving” was observed by the Pilgrims in 1621 following their first harvest in the New World. Read on...

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THIS MONTH, OUR NATION HONORS CAREGIVERS

Monday, October 30, 2017 10:44:11 AM America/New_York

It’s Thanksgiving season, and, for an increasing number of adult children, that means more than turkey and fixin’s. It’s the time, for many, to visit aging parents and to communicate directly with those parents’ caregivers.

This year, the National Family Caregivers Month Sample proclamation for state and local governments reads as follows:
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AT ACTION PRODUCTS, SEATING MATTERS!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:43:20 PM America/New_York

In normal upright sitting, 75% of body weight is supported on 8% of body area, namely the “sit bones” or ischial tuberosity. When a patient sits in an abnormal posture, one side may have higher interface pressure, increasing the possibility of a pressure injury occurring. Read on...

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JACHO is not just for the OR

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:23:00 PM America/New_York

JACHO, which stands for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is not just for the O.R. At latest count, the independent, not-for-profit organization, which is headquartered in Oakbrook, Illinois, accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Read on...

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PRESERVING HOME HEALTHCARE PATIENT AUTONOMY WHILE PREVENTING PRESSURE ULCERS

Monday, July 10, 2017 2:04:11 PM America/New_York

“Findings…suggest that pressure ulcer prevention in the home health care setting is more complex than that in hospitals and nursing homes,” reports PubMed.org. Why more complex?

The high degree of patient autonomy in the home setting, limited oversight of informal caregivers by professional clinicians, and situational variables unique to each home all contribute to the challenge faced by patients and their caregivers in preventing pressure ulcers, the NCBI authors explain. Read on...

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