O.R. Table Pads Have Two Big Jobs To Do

Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:30:59 PM America/New_York

Every professional working in an operating room has an important job to do, but you might say that O.R. table pads have two important jobs to do:

  1. Infection control
  2. Pressure injury prevention
Read More

Take a Stand: No More Violence toward Healthcare workers

Monday, October 7, 2019 11:04:49 AM America/New_York

The CDC National Institute Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines workplace violence as “violent acts (including physical assaults and threats of assaults) directed towards persons at work or on duty”.

The U.S. Department of Labor defines workplace violence as an action (verbal, written, or physical aggression) intended to cause (or is capable of causing) death or serious bodily injury or damage to property.

Read More
Posted in Action Products, Inc. By Sally Fulmer

Nurses Association Urges Nurses to Take the Pledge and Report Workplace Violence

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:04:01 AM America/New_York

Hospital violence is an important and ongoing issue. As advocates for nurses over many decades, Action Products would like to use the next two blog posts not only make readers aware of problems involving violence and abuse towards and among healthcare workers, but to connect our blog readers to information about resources and initiatives addressing healthcare workplace violence.

Read More
Posted in Action Products, Inc. By Sally Fulmer

Pressure Injury Prevention Takes Prior Assessment - Plus a Pause

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:31:19 AM America/New_York

With pressure injury on the rise, it’s going to take collaboration among leadership, the front line, and industry to tackle the problem on several fronts, Cassendra Munro, PhDc, MSN, RN, RNFA, CNOR asserts.

Preoperative risk assessment

Pressure injury prevention begins with a focus on preoperative risk assessment, Munro points out, with the results of this assessment documented and clearly communicated throughout the continuum of care. Munro, care experience manager at the Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is the creator of the Munro Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale for Perioperative Patients©.   Preoperative risk factors measured by Munro include mobility, nutritional state, Body Mass Index, weight loss, and age. Some of the warning signs include smoking, hypertension, renal failure, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary /respiratory disease, diabetes, and prior history of pressure ulcers.

Read More

Geriatrics Requires Compassionate, Consistent, and Creative Nursing

Friday, September 20, 2019 3:46:34 PM America/New_York

“The primary function of a gerontology nurse is to collaborate with patients, the local community and families in order to deliver the highest possible quality of life to the elderly,” explains bestmasterofscienceinnursing.com, naming five specific characteristics needed for nurses to succeed in the field of gerontology, including:

  • patience
  • compassion
  • attention to detail
  • creativeness
  • consistency
Read More