Taking Action to bring pressure ulcers "to heel"

Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:32:00 PM America/New_York

There are several factors that cause patients’ heels to be at particular risk of pressure injury, both at home and in healthcare facilities, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel explains:

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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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VISCOELASTIC GEL OVERLAY OUTPERFORMS FOAM

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:28:47 AM America/New_York

Why all the fuss about viscoelasticity? What, really, is that property of materials used in the prevention of pressure injury in the OR? 

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Budget Time

Thursday, December 7, 2017 3:31:55 PM America/New_York

This time of year, many hospitals and surgery centers are planning their OR budgets..... Read on....

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IF IT GOES ON YOUR BED, IT DOESN’T BELONG IN THE O.R.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:08:27 AM America/New_York

“Most positioning injuries are caused by mechanisms involving compression or stretching, according to the 2017 AORN Guideline for Positioning the Patient*.  “Positioning patients is one of the most important tasks performed by perioperative personnel.” The goals of patient positioning, the Guidelines explain--- Read on...

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