Assessments Help Reduce Adverse Perioperative Outcomes

Monday, October 15, 2018 11:23:58 AM America/New_York

“All patients scheduled to undergo major noncardiac surgery should have an assessment of the risk of perioperative cardiovascular events, and most patients should be evaluated with a risk prediction model,” Drs. Steven  L. Cohn and Lee A. Fleisher write in UpToDate. “Identification of increased risk provides the patient (and surgeon) with information that helps them better understand the benefit-to-risk ratio of a procedure and may lead to interventions that decrease risk".

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Purdue University Professor has Seen Evolution of Pressure Injury Treatment

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:38:36 PM America/New_York

Jean Hayes, RN, MS, now retired from Purdue University (North Central) School of Nursing in Indiana and from her long-standing practice in the home health care industry, says she’s seen it all. Interviewed at length by our Action Products blog editor, Hayes recalls the evolution of nursing practices over her forty year career.

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O.R. Prevention Tactics for MARSI and Skin Shear

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:44:00 AM America/New_York

There was a time when skin injuries were not recognized as developing in the perioperative setting, given the relatively abbreviated period of time patients spent in the O.R. Yet the perioperative setting involves multiple opportunities for injuries to occur.  In fact, MASDs, or moisture-associated skin damage is only one of a trio of skin injuries that you might not expect to occur in the operating room. 

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Injury Prevention in the OR- It May Take More than Moisture to Create MASD

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:50:04 AM America/New_York

“Although evidence is lacking, clinical experience suggests that MASD (moisture-associated skin damage) requires more than moisture alone,” researchers from the University of Virginia’s Department of Urology comment.

Damage might be attributable to multiple factors, they point out, including: 

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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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