Assessments Help Reduce Adverse Perioperative Outcomes

Monday, October 15, 2018 11:23:58 AM America/New_York

“All patients scheduled to undergo major noncardiac surgery should have an assessment of the risk of perioperative cardiovascular events, and most patients should be evaluated with a risk prediction model,” Drs. Steven  L. Cohn and Lee A. Fleisher write in UpToDate. “Identification of increased risk provides the patient (and surgeon) with information that helps them better understand the benefit-to-risk ratio of a procedure and may lead to interventions that decrease risk".

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Action Products Plays Role in Ambulatory Surgical Center Trend

Friday, September 21, 2018 11:11:48 AM America/New_York

“As the government and payers scrutinize costs and push the shift to value-based care, outpatient surgery is expected to see an overall 11 percent increase from 2017 to 2022,” Laura Dyrda writes in ASCOA (Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America). ASC surgical volume in 46 of the 50 largest markets in the U.S. grew 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, and “market factors are expected to continue pushing for growth.”

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Visit Action for Pressure Injury Prevention at the OR Manager Conference

Monday, September 17, 2018 2:48:55 PM America/New_York

At Action Products, our main concern is preventing the development of pressure injuries. We address the risks to patient skin integrity in the perioperative setting through the creation of pressure-relieving and redistributing devices, including positioners, table pads, and overlays.  These devices work by reducing or redistributing pressure, thus reducing friction and shearing forces. The guiding principle at work is pressure injury prevention through the right-sizing of each product.

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Protect Your Patient During Hip Surgery

Thursday, September 6, 2018 6:14:34 PM America/New_York

According to a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 332,000 total hips are performed in the United States each year.  During each surgery, the Surgical Team is dedicated to ensuring proper patient positioning.  Each member of the team is focused on protecting their patients from damaging pressure and shear forces.

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Bridging the "Compromise Gap" in Patient Positioning

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 7:22:00 AM America/New_York

“Positioning the patient for a surgical procedure is a shared responsibility among the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, and the nurses in the operating room,” Dr. Marnie Welch writes in uptodate.com. The challenge, Welch explains is that a compromise may be required between what is best for surgical access and the position the patient can tolerate.

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