Ask the Expert at AORN 2024!

  Dr. Heather D. Kooiker, DNP, MSN, RN, CNL, CNOR, CRNFA

Dr. Heather D. Kooiker, DNP, MSN, RN, CNL, CNOR, CRNFA, is a Board-Certified Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) who also holds Certifications in Perioperative Registered Nursing (CNOR), along with a Registered Nurse First Assistant Certification (CRNFA). Heather serves Baxter International as the Director of Global Medical Affairs for Patient Support Systems and Global Surgical Solutions. She is also a Professor of Nursing at Davenport University where she integrates Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and Research into the classroom, preparing the next generation of nurses.  Heather maintains her clinical edge by working as a Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) for an ambulatory plastic surgery center PRN. She is an active board member on the Western Michigan Chapter of AORN, she also sits on the executive board for the National Surgical Assisting Certification and is a peer reviewer for the CRNFA portfolio certification. 

Visit booth #1230 to experience, firsthand, Action® patient positioning solutions. We know it is difficult to choose the right positioning devices for your patients through catalog browsing alone so we will have a variety of positioning devices available for real-time assessment.

You will you have an opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the product and talk with Dr. Heather Kooiker DNP, MSN, RN, CNL, CNOR, CRNFA, a Perioperative Patient Safety Nursing Expert. She will be at our booth, Monday March 11th from 10am-4pm, to answer your patient positioning questions.

Visiting the Action Products booth is a great opportunity to ask patient positioning questions and feel the material difference that makes Action® brand products stand above the competition.  

Three benefits of our Akton® polymer 

  • ACTION products are made with our proprietary Akton® polymer. The Elasticity of this unique, ultrasoft polymer combined with the flexible film surface, or “skin” of the products helps to reduce shear forces that can tear and damage skin integrity.
  • The Load Bearing Capacity of Akton® polymer helps prevent the development of pressure injuries. Distribution of the patient’s weight over the surface of the product helps reduce pressure points, decreasing the risk that a high-risk area will be negatively impacted.
  • Akton® polymer distributes weight and dissipates heat; lowering the risk of high-pressure points and hot spot development that can lead to pressure injuries. These benefits combined enhance patient protection.

Action Products has designed and manufactured Action® positioning products and support surfaces with patient safety and surgical teams in mind. For example, AORN 2023 Pressure Injury Prevention Guideline 3 3.1 states “The researchers found that both  the foam and gel mattress and the  viscoelastic gel overlay were significantly more effective than the foam mattress in preventing skin changes and pressure injury, but the viscoelastic gel overlay was the most effective surface for preventing pressure injury.”

Visit the Action Products booth (#1230), ask Dr. Heather Kooiker DNP, MSN, RN, CNL, CNOR, CRNFA your patient positioning questions, and feel how our products are making a difference in patient positioning solutions.

We look forward to seeing you this year at the AORN 2024 EXPO!