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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For Our Smallest Patients, Right-Sizing Positioners Is Key

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:30:01 AM America/New_York

Pressure injury prevention depends, in large part, on right-sizing the products used to position patients during surgery. Pediatric positioning, our company founders realized early on, poses a unique challenge, and for that precise reason, Action Products created a comprehensive line of positioners designed specifically for neonates, infants, and children.

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Do These Simple Yoga Moves At Work!

Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00:20 PM America/New_York

Reducing muscle tension is an important part of self-care for all healthcare professionals, especially OR nurses. Perioperative nurses often strain muscles in three stress-prone areas:  back, shoulders and neck.

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Positioning the Surgical Patient

Thursday, November 29, 2018 4:42:20 PM America/New_York

Safely positioning the patient for surgical procedures is a primary goal of the perioperative nurse and the entire surgical team. If the patient is not properly positioned, nerve damage may result.

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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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