DRG Ripple Effect Shines Light on Problem of Pressure Injuries

Friday, July 21, 2017 8:56:59 AM America/New_York

“The high costs of hospitalization and decreased reimbursement for hospital stays may have caused a shift in the problem of pressure ulcers from acute care to home care, causing a Diagnostic Reimbursement Group ‘ripple effect’”, the intro to a study published by the Indiana State Department of Health observes. Read on...

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PRESSURE INJURY AVOIDANCE WITH CHILDREN IN PRONE POSITION

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:55:06 AM America/New_York

“Excellent skin care is an attribute of quality care,” begins the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne paper on pressure injury prevention and management, cautioning that a pressure injury can develop in as short as 30 minutes if there is high pressure in a small area. Increased pressure, over short periods of time and slight pressure for long periods of time have been shown to cause equal damage. Read on...

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AORN 2017 Emphasis on Positioning

Monday, June 5, 2017 12:01:52 PM America/New_York

This year’s AORN Conference focused on positioning patients for surgical procedures.  In reviewing the new AORN Guidelines, it is important to note that we have to look at the comorbidities that our patients present, as this is a determining factor in the choice of products that we utilize for positioning.

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CAN BRADEN BE OF BENEFIT IN A SURGICAL SETTING?

Monday, May 22, 2017 12:32:15 PM America/New_York

At Action Products, whose proprietary Akton® viscoelastic polymer gel has revolutionized the positioning market; all efforts are devoted to pressure injury prevention. At our company, two very familiar and important names are Braden and Munro, each referring to assessment tools related to pressure injury prevention and avoidance. Read on...

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AORN GUIDELINES STRICT ON AXILLARY ROLLS

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:18:37 PM America/New_York

History, apparently, really does repeat itself. We had a bit of dejavu when nurses visited our Action Products convention booth complaining that AORN guidelines forbid the use of IV bags and towels as axillary rolls for positioning in the OR. After all, this was 2017, and almost three years ago to the day, in this very Action Products blog, the title of our post was “Don’t Use Saline Bags to Position Patients”. Read on...

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