Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Pediatric Care

Monday, June 26, 2017 2:28:06 PM America/New_York

Upon finding an alarming increase in the number of pressure ulcers reported with children, a plan was put forward at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to reduce the number of bedsore incidents.

There are four main stages in the advancement of bedsores, researchers found: Read on....

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Action Products Helps Avoid Deep Tissue Injuries

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:58:46 AM America/New_York

At Action Products, we’re very aware that the pressure is on all health care providers to avoid perioperative pressure injuries.  That’s nothing new, as evidenced by the fact that five years ago, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) was citing a Chen review of 17 studies revealing an increase in pressure ulcers, with the primary locations found to be heels, sacral, and buttocks.

15 intra-operative “extrinsic” factors were discussed in the NPUAP webinar--- read on....

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AORN 2017 Emphasis on Positioning

Monday, June 5, 2017 12:01:52 PM America/New_York

This year’s AORN Conference focused on positioning patients for surgical procedures.  In reviewing the new AORN Guidelines, it is important to note that we have to look at the comorbidities that our patients present, as this is a determining factor in the choice of products that we utilize for positioning.

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AORN GUIDELINES STRICT ON AXILLARY ROLLS

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:18:37 PM America/New_York

History, apparently, really does repeat itself. We had a bit of dejavu when nurses visited our Action Products convention booth complaining that AORN guidelines forbid the use of IV bags and towels as axillary rolls for positioning in the OR. After all, this was 2017, and almost three years ago to the day, in this very Action Products blog, the title of our post was “Don’t Use Saline Bags to Position Patients”. Read on...

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MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SHIFT BODY WEIGHT WHEN PATIENTS CAN’T

Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:33:59 AM America/New_York

Positioning is no one-step process, but rather an ongoing series of adjustments to be done while patients are immobilized during surgery or while bedridden, Dea Kent, DNP, RN, NPC, CWOCN would remind the nurses under her supervision. We all make constant shifts, often unconsciously, Kent explains, repositioning our body weight to avoid pain and pressure. Sedated, wheelchair-bound, and bedridden patients, however, need help shifting their weight in order to avoid pressure injury. Read on...

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