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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PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION IN PALLIATIVE CARE OF PRIMARY CONCERN

Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:48:32 PM America/New_York

“The goals of palliative wound care are stabilization of existing wounds, prevention of new wounds if possible, and symptom management of complications to improve patient comfort, well-being, and quality of life,” Torrie Burt, MSN, CRNP explains in the Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging.

At Action Products, we’re keenly aware that in elderly persons, particularly those who reside in hospital or long term care settings, but even those who are cared for at home, pressure ulcers are common. Read on...

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Action Products Helps Avoid Deep Tissue Injuries

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:58:46 AM America/New_York

At Action Products, we’re very aware that the pressure is on all health care providers to avoid perioperative pressure injuries.  That’s nothing new, as evidenced by the fact that five years ago, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) was citing a Chen review of 17 studies revealing an increase in pressure ulcers, with the primary locations found to be heels, sacral, and buttocks.

15 intra-operative “extrinsic” factors were discussed in the NPUAP webinar--- read on....

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CARE MANAGERS FOCUS ON WELL-BEING AND PRESSURE RELIEF

Friday, April 14, 2017 8:22:41 AM America/New_York

This is the first of several interviews conducted by our blog editor with health service providers who interact with wheelchair-bound and home healthcare patients. 

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ACTION® FLAT WHEELCHAIR PADS MEAN AKTON® POLYMER

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:01:10 AM America/New_York

An important objective of occupational therapy practice is to maximize functional potential in patients who have physical disabilities,” Susan Lipton Garber writes in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT). “Pressure sores are a major complication in the medical course of these individuals,” Garber adds. “Occupational therapists often prescribe wheelchair cushions to relieve pressure and reduce the risk of ulceration.”  Read on...

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