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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CAN MUSIC IN THE OPERATING ROOM BECOME A SAFETY HAZARD?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:32:27 PM America/New_York

Patient safety in the operating room is a primary concern driving our manufacturing processes and innovations at Action Products. We found the research done by a trio of professionals on noise hazards in the operating room well worth sharing with our blog readers.  Read on....

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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH ACTION PRODUCTS CO-OWNER CHRIS McELROY

Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:23:42 PM America/New_York

Looking back to the early 1970s, when Action Products was in its infancy, veteran employee and co-owner Chris McElroy recalls the company manufacturing its Akton® polymer wheelchair and bed pads in space rented from a dairy farm. Read on...

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Action's Akton® Polymer Gel Products Help OR Patients Avoid Injury

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:05:43 AM America/New_York

Top Takeaways offered in the new positioning guidelines by the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses 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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