SIX MONTH REMINDER – HAVE YOU IMPLEMENTED THE 2017 AORN GUIDELINES?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:04:34 AM America/New_York

We get busy. We forget. But not really – it’s only that protocol and procedures in the OR are so much a part of our daily routines. And is there anything really new about the newest guidelines for perioperative practice* issued just six months ago by AORN?  Read on...

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ACTION PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO GIVE PRESSURE INJURIES “THE BUMP”

Monday, September 25, 2017 3:54:34 PM America/New_York

“Any time a person has surgery, they are at risk for a pressure injury from the equipment, the team, and their own internal risk factors,” Drs. Debra Fawcett and Ann Tescher pointed out in a recent NPUAP webinar. “It is the responsibility of the OR team to protect the patient through proper use of equipment, knowledge of the position, and clear understanding of where the pressure may develop,” the presenters caution. Read on...

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ACTION’S AKTON® POLYMER HELPS O.R. PATIENTS STAY PUT

Monday, September 11, 2017 3:49:52 PM America/New_York

Top Takeaways offered by the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) focus on reducing “the effects of pressure, shear, and friction on healthy skin at increased risk for pressure injury.”

AORN discusses four different positions in which patients are typically placed while undergoing surgery, identifying the unique dangers of each: Read on...

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JACHO is not just for the OR

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:23:00 PM America/New_York

JACHO, which stands for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is not just for the O.R. At latest count, the independent, not-for-profit organization, which is headquartered in Oakbrook, Illinois, accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Read on...

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ACTION’S INFECTION CONTROL DESIGN

Friday, August 25, 2017 11:57:23 AM America/New_York

“All individuals (including patients and visitors) should comply with infection control practices in health care settings,” cautions the World Health Organization. “The control of spread of pathogens from the source is key to avoid transmission.” Read on...

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