RISKS ARE HIGHER IN THE PERIOPERATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:53:35 PM America/New_York

“Individuals need to scan only a few nursing magazines to discover that accidents and injuries within healthcare settings happen in the operating room (OR) more than any other location. The OR is a unique work environment and requires higher levels of teamwork and communication. The nature of the environment creates specific issues that may be under control in other units in the hospital,” begins a piece in EducationCareerArticles.com. Read on...

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Slide Prevention on the Surgery Table

Monday, April 9, 2018 12:18:21 PM America/New_York

“Perioperative team members should implement measures to prevent patients from sliding on the OR bed (in Steep Trendelenberg),” the revised AORN Guidelines stress, specifically mentioning viscoelastic gel overlays (Page E31, X.f.1).

“Adequate patient positioning must avoid skin, peripheral nerve, and muscles injuries, and ocular and cognitive complications mainly related to Steep Trendelenburg positioning in pelvic procedures,” sciencedirect.com cautions. Read on...

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EMBRACE ACTION: THINK POSITIONING WITH PROPER SIZING

Monday, March 19, 2018 9:57:15 AM America/New_York

At Action Products, we feel honored to have our products “embraced” on the cover of the March issue of the AORN Journal (see knee and head supports). In fact, for perioperative nurses, a big part of “embracing action” involves proper patient positioning on the surgical table, and a big part of proper positioning involves selecting the right size positioning product for each patient. (For head support alone, we offer 12 different sizes!)  Read on...

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AORN's Best Practices for Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Friday, March 16, 2018 11:26:32 AM America/New_York

It is common knowledge that surgical patients are vulnerable to pressure injury when positioned on the operating table. Proper positioning is essential to ensure a safe and positive surgical outcome. The entire Surgical Team strives to avoid nerve and skin injury. Proper positioning devices may assist in this goal.

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Comments | Posted in Surgery Patient Positioning By Peggy Forcelli

ONCE CORNERSTONE STANDARDS ARE MET, IT’S ABOUT THE MONEY

Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:58:47 PM America/New_York

The four cornerstone standards embodied in the AORN-approved Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation – patient safety, perioperative team safety, patient outcomes, and product quality – serve as a guide for evaluating FDA cleared medical devices and products for use in the operating room.  Read on...

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