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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Cushion Your Standard OR Peg Board Device

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:02:39 PM America/New_York

Surgical Teams using peg board devices have expressed similar pressure and shear force concerns. The need to protect their patients from damaging pressure injuries and shear forces is a top priority. Many surgical patients have benefited from the Action® pad, designed to cushion the standard peg board device. Read on...

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Action Products Helps Position Patients to Prevent Knee Breakdown

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:47:29 AM America/New_York

The ability to evenly distribute the body pressure to prevent circulatory disturbances and pressure ulcers at the bony prominences is one of the most important OR safety factors, the Association of Surgical Technologists stresses. “When the patient has been administered anesthetic agents, the ability for that patient to communicate pain and pressure to the surgical team has been eliminated, AST adds; therefore the team now becomes responsible for the patient. 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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