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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Action Products - Sold Worldwide, Made in the USA

Monday, July 9, 2018 9:47:32 AM America/New_York

Thought the only places you’d see Action Products put to use are hospitals, nursing facilities, and patient homes?  Think again.

In addition to medically related uses, users of our shock-absorbing Akton® polymer-based product lines now include (just to name a few): military agencies, law enforcement departments, equine sports and shooting sport facilities.  Of course, patient care remains a primary focus for us, and we’re proud that our products are in use worldwide, revolutionizing the patient positioning market.

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Memorial Day Brings Back Memories of Action Products History

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:45:12 AM America/New_York

As last weekend we observed Memorial Day, honoring the brave men and women who served and those who now serve in our armed forces, we were more than ever aware of the history of our own company, Action Products. 

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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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Wheelchairs With Inadequate Cushions Can Cause Pressure Sores

Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:43:05 AM America/New_York

 “A wheelchair without a cushion or with an inadequate cushion can cause pressure sores,” explains the World Health Organization in its Guidelines on the Provision of Manual Wheelchairs in Less Resourced Settings. “This, in turn, may require the user to spend many months in bed; without appropriate care and treatment. This often leads to bedsores, secondary complications, and even premature death.” 

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