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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O.R. Prevention Tactics for MARSI and Skin Shear

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:44:00 AM America/New_York

There was a time when skin injuries were not recognized as developing in the perioperative setting, given the relatively abbreviated period of time patients spent in the O.R. Yet the perioperative setting involves multiple opportunities for injuries to occur.  In fact, MASDs, or moisture-associated skin damage is only one of a trio of skin injuries that you might not expect to occur in the operating room. 

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Protect Your Patient While Using Peg Boards

Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:51:00 AM America/New_York

Surgical Teams using pegboard devices have expressed similar pressure and shear force concerns. The need to protect their patients from damaging pressure injuries and shear forces is a top priority. Many surgical patients have benefited from the Akton® polymer gel pad, designed to cushion the standard pegboard device. 

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Worldwide Surgery Scarcity Estimated at 321.5 Million

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 7:02:00 AM America/New_York

“Surgical care has a role in treating a broad spectrum of diseases in the alleviation of human suffering. It is required of all ages, from neonates with congenital anomalies to elderly people with cataracts,” reads the introduction to a report on a study by the US National Institutes of Health.

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