Pressure Injury Prevention is Vital in Home Health Care

Friday, January 25, 2019 10:53:10 AM America/New_York

Why is pressure injury prevention so crucially important for patients with physical disabilities? As Susan Lipton Garber writes in an article about occupational therapy patients published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, “Pressure sores are a major complication in the medical course of these individuals.”  Garber discusses the fact that wheelchair cushions can “help relieve pressure and reduce the risk of ulceration.”


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PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION IN PEDIATRICS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:58:25 PM America/New_York

“Little is known about pressure ulcer prevention practice among pediatric patients,” Razmus and Bergquist-Beriger lamented just two years ago in Wound Management & Prevention. For one thing, the authors explained, risk factors for pressure ulcers are different for infants and children relative to adults. Instruments that have been used to identify pediatric risks include:

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BOTH IN HOSPITAL AND AT HOME, ACTION PRODUCTS KNOWS, RIGHT-SIZING IS KEY

Friday, January 11, 2019 2:54:42 PM America/New_York

Prevention of pressure injuries, plain and simple, involve redistributing a patients’ body weight.  Here at Action Products, we focus on creating and customizing pressure-relieving and weight-redistributing devices and products. Those include different types and sizes of mattresses, overlays, cushions and seating. The goal - reduce pressure, friction, and shear.

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New Detection Technology For Deep Tissue Injuries - A Case Study

Friday, November 30, 2018 2:27:20 PM America/New_York

Given our commitment to the prevention of pressure injuries, at Action Products we took note of an important case study from the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (as reported in Wound Care Advisor.)

The case study, authored by Todd Zortman, RN, WCC, and James Malec, PhD, of Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, demonstrates how two new technologies (infrared scanning and noncontact low-frequency ultrasound) can be used to identify and resolve deep tissue injuries (DTI) even in high-risk patients. Below is a brief summary of the case study.

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Celebrate National Perioperative Nurses Week, November 11-17

Friday, November 16, 2018 11:47:49 AM America/New_York

A perioperative nurse performs nursing activities in the perioperative, intraoperative and postoperative stages of their patient’s surgical stay. A definition based on the Standards and Recommended Practices for Perioperative Nursing provided by AORN, states that the operating room nurse provides a continuity of care throughout the perioperative period, using scientific and behavioral practices with the eventual goal of meeting the individual needs of the patient undergoing surgical intervention.

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