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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Action Products, Inc. Attends the 2019 AORN EXPO

Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:13:10 PM America/New_York

The AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo will be held April 6-10, 2019 in Nashville, TN. This year's focus is Harmonized Care as the Key to Safety. It is the largest Gathering of Perioperative Professionals in the World with over 5,600 executives, directors, managers, staff nurses, and other perioperative professionals from around the world.

 

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