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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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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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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Nurses - Take Action Against Bullying & Workplace Violence! Important Resources

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2:15:24 PM America/New_York

This is the final installment of a three-part series that we created to provide nurses with the resources they need to educate and better prepare themselves to deal with bullying and violence in the workplace.

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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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