Redistribution of Heat to Prevent "Hot Spots"

Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:46:22 PM America/New_York

Surgical Teams across the country are seeking pressure relieving and redistributing devices to prevent the development of pressure injuries and shear for their patients who are at high risk. "Hot spots" need to be prevented as they act as a catalyst for decubiti. The products selected are usually different types of mattresses and/or overlays which assist in reducing or redistributing pressure, friction and heat.

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Affordable Alternative Upgrade to the "Basic" Pad

Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:45:21 PM America/New_York

Outstanding replacement pad for today’s fiscally sensitive healthcare environment. Action® Angel Series features superior infection control design and good pressure and shear management performance. It was engineered specifically for the dynamic, high turnover demands of the busy surgical suite without sacrificing patient care. 

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Comments | Posted in Surgery Patient Positioning By Peggy Forcelli

Military Nurses Honored on Memorial Day

Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:51:13 PM America/New_York

For most people Memorial Day is the first long weekend as we move toward Summer. We all think of the beach, lakes, picnics and gathering with family and friends. But Memorial Day is much more. It is a time to honor and reflect upon those who died in active military service, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May. 

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Comments | Posted in Surgery Patient Positioning By Peggy Forcelli

Perioperative Nurses Are Vital Patient Advocates

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 5:08:35 PM America/New_York

Patient advocacy is important in the nursing profession. As I reflected on National Nurses Week the Perioperative Nurse and his/her dedication to their patients came to mind. The Perioperative Nurse acts as the surgical patient’s advocate. The patient is unable to speak up for themselves, therefore, they are dependent on the Perioperative Nurse to safeguard their rights. 


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Comments | Posted in Surgery Patient Positioning By Peggy Forcelli

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.

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