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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Reducing Hypothermia in the OR

Monday, August 19, 2019 11:35:16 AM America/New_York

Hypothermia, defined as a core body temperature of less than 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit (36 degrees Centigrade), is “a relatively common occurrence in the unwarmed surgical patient”, an Ochsner Journal article explains, cautioning that even a mild degree of perioperative hypothermia “can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality”. 

Bordes, Hart, Corsino, and Harmon report, a threefold increase in the frequency of surgical site infections. Notwithstanding these statistics, hypothermia remains a common threat; the primary reason - anesthesia eliminates behavioral modification for the patients, altering their thermoregulatory mechanism.

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Celebrate National Nurses Week

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:02:18 AM America/New_York

Celebrate National Nurses Week by Thanking a Nurse!

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The American Nurses Association chose “4 million Reasons to Celebrate” as the 2019 theme for National Nurses Week. The theme was selected to recognize and celebrate the enormous contributions of America’s four million registered nurses. This week is a time for all of us to thank the registered nurses who have made a heartfelt impact on us personally and throughout our communities.

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7-Year Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery Studied at 10 Hospitals

Monday, April 29, 2019 11:06:47 AM America/New_York

Just what are the 7-year weight and co-morbidity changes following bariatric surgery?

A multicenter longitudinal research project focused on this very question, studying patients at ten hospitals who had undergone either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB).

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