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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Monday, December 12, 2016 10:11:31 AM America/New_York

Take care to give care” was the theme for this November’s National Family Caregivers’ Month campaign. That’s because the stress of dealing with caregiving responsibilities leads to a higher risk of health issues among the nation’s 90 million family caregivers. Read on...

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NPUAP Changes Terminology

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 12:07:45 PM America/New_York

On April 13th, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced it will use the term “pressure injury” in place of “pressure ulcer”. The announcement said, “The change in terminology more accurately describes pressure injuries to both intact and ulcerated skin.” NPUAP added that the new “pressure injury” language would eliminate the confusion that has sometimes resulted from Stage 1 injuries and Deep Tissue Injuries being referred to as pressure ulcers, though the skin is intact in those situations. Read on...

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