Safe Lateral Positioning for Improved Team and Patient Outcomes.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:34:42 PM America/New_York

The lateral surgical position is one of the most labor-intensive surgical positions that depends on brute force and team strength.  The lateral position is not only physically taxing on the staff, but also can be as hard on the patient; therefore, it is important to have an experienced clinical team member leading the way.  The surgeries that rely on the lateral surgical position vary by specialty and include lateral hip, thoracotomy, spine surgery, or kidney surgery. Many times, the lateral position is preferred over prone when possible for obese patients because the bulk of the patients panniculus can be displaced off the abdomen.  To help improve patient outcomes, this blog will discuss the risk and interventions that are involved with placing a patient in the lateral position.

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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
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Fluid Management for the Operating Room

Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:48:44 PM America/New_York

While walking the Exhibitors Floor during the upcoming AORN EXPO, April 6-10, 2019, please visit the Action Products Booth, # 714, to learn how our Dry Max Fluid Management System adheres to the OSHA, JCAHO and CMS standard regulations. Our Fluid Management System also follows AORN’s Guidelines for Perioperative Practice which provide a standardized perioperative foundation to help deliver safe patient care and achieve workplace safety. 

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Your One-Stop Source for Support Surface Products

Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:35:44 PM America/New_York

“Harmonized Care: The Key to Safety,” is the theme for the 2019 AORN Global Surgical Conference and EXPO. The Perioperative Nurses in attendance understand the importance and benefit of visiting the Exhibit Hall to learn the latest product innovations and services. The exhibit hours provide a time for attendees and exhibitors to connect one-on-one. 

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