Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:43:20 PM America/New_York

In normal upright sitting, 75% of body weight is supported on 8% of body area, namely the “sit bones” or ischial tuberosity. When a patient sits in an abnormal posture, one side may have higher interface pressure, increasing the possibility of a pressure injury occurring. Read on...

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JACHO is not just for the OR

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:23:00 PM America/New_York

JACHO, which stands for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is not just for the O.R. At latest count, the independent, not-for-profit organization, which is headquartered in Oakbrook, Illinois, accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Read on...

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Action's Akton® Polymer Gel Products Help OR Patients Avoid Injury

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:05:43 AM America/New_York

Top Takeaways offered in the new positioning guidelines by the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses focus on reducing “the effects of pressure, shear, and friction on healthy skin at increased risk for pressure injury.” 

AORN discusses four different positions in which patients are typically placed while undergoing surgery, identifying the unique dangers of each... Read on...

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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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