Slide Prevention on the Surgery Table

Monday, April 9, 2018 12:18:21 PM America/New_York

“Perioperative team members should implement measures to prevent patients from sliding on the OR bed (in Steep Trendelenberg),” the revised AORN Guidelines stress, specifically mentioning viscoelastic gel overlays (Page E31, X.f.1).

“Adequate patient positioning must avoid skin, peripheral nerve, and muscles injuries, and ocular and cognitive complications mainly related to Steep Trendelenburg positioning in pelvic procedures,” sciencedirect.com cautions. Read on...

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EMBRACE ACTION: THINK POSITIONING WITH PROPER SIZING

Monday, March 19, 2018 9:57:15 AM America/New_York

At Action Products, we feel honored to have our products “embraced” on the cover of the March issue of the AORN Journal (see knee and head supports). In fact, for perioperative nurses, a big part of “embracing action” involves proper patient positioning on the surgical table, and a big part of proper positioning involves selecting the right size positioning product for each patient. (For head support alone, we offer 12 different sizes!)  Read on...

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ONCE CORNERSTONE STANDARDS ARE MET, IT’S ABOUT THE MONEY

Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:58:47 PM America/New_York

The four cornerstone standards embodied in the AORN-approved Guideline for Medical Device and Product Evaluation – patient safety, perioperative team safety, patient outcomes, and product quality – serve as a guide for evaluating FDA cleared medical devices and products for use in the operating room.  Read on...

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ASK ACTION PRODUCTS – KNOW YOUR CAREGIVERS

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:37:45 PM America/New_York

A caregiver is a person who takes responsibility for someone who cannot fully care for him or herself. Whether they are family members or trained professionals, caregivers need to have a very special combination of traits, including patience, alertness, and dependability. Read on...

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AKTON® POLYMER - AN IMPORTANT VARIABLE IN HOME-BASED CARE OUTCOMES

Monday, January 29, 2018 9:35:51 AM America/New_York

“In-home health care, clinicians recognize that the care setting – the home – is the inviolable domain of the patient.  Therefore, compared to the hospitalized patient, the home health care patient often has a greater role in determining how and even if certain interventions will be implemented,” authors Ellenbecker, Samia, Cushman, and Alster comment in An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses.  Read on...

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