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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Pressure Injuries: A Never Event, Part 1

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:29:00 PM America/New_York

Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPI, formally pressure ulcers) can result in a lifetime of pain, suffering and even possibly death for the patient. HAPI rates are reported to the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) which is the, “Only national, nursing quality measurement program that provides hospitals with unit-level performance comparison reports (NDNQI, 2010b, p. 2). Healthcare leadership can use the information provided by the NDNQI to establish organizational goals for improvement at the unit level and mark progress in improving patient care and the work environment.

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The Pediatric Surgical Patient

Friday, July 17, 2020 9:08:26 AM America/New_York

The pediatric surgical patient, like any other surgical patient can be vulnerable to pressure ulcers (PU).  Reducing pressure injury development in the pediatric surgical patient can be challenging especially when there is an admitting diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) paired with open-heart surgery (Galvin and Curley 2012). 

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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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Over 90% of Honor Roll Hospitals are Action Products Users!

Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:31:00 AM America/New_York

Once again this year, we at Action Products were happy to read the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Hospitals rankings, discovering that well over 90% of those hospitals are users of our products.

This is actually U.S. News’ 30th year producing hospital rankings. There are actually five different lists, including:

  • Best Hospitals Specialty Rankings
  • Best Hospitals Procedure and Condition Ratings
  • Best Hospitals Honor Roll
  • Best Regional Hospitals
  • Best Children’s Hospitals Just last month in our blog, we announced proudly that Action Products is a supplier to the majority of winning children’s hospitals.).
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