Support Stroke Patients Through Early Moblilization

By Cheryl Feltz RN, BSN, CSPHP, March 17 2016

Mobilization has long been considered essential to promoting a faster, safer healing process for many patients. What’s more, research continues to highlight the major benefits of care strategies that include a focus on early mobilization. As this body of research continues to grow, one area of focus has been the impact of early mobilization on stroke patients. While many still continue to explore this area, findings suggest that early mobilization can promote an improved recovery process for stroke patients.

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Topics: Early Mobility, Stroke

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Raising Awareness to Save Lives

By Grace Hukushi RN, BSN, February 29 2016

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, which serves as an important launching point for many to reassess their approach to and understanding of DVT. Given the significant impact of this condition, raising general awareness and understanding is critical to the development of better strategies for preventive care. At ArjoHuntleigh, we are committed to supporting this effort through the ongoing development of educational materials and solutions that positively impact the lives of patients and caregivers.

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Topics: VTE Prevention

Protecting Our Children Against Pediatric VTE

By Grace Hukushi RN, BSN, February 12 2016

Today, pediatric venous thromboembolism (VTE) is becoming an increasingly recognized condition that may occur in children of all ages. Although the occurrence in pediatrics is less common than in adults, it may be associated with long-term complications and significant morbidity. Because of this, a greater focus on education and research is needed as we look to protect the health and well-being of our younger generations.

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Topics: VTE Prevention

Updated Guidelines: Antithrombotic Therapy for Venous Thromboembolic Disease

By Grace Hukushi RN, BSN, February 4 2016

With industry understanding of venous thromboembolism (VTE) on the rise, new strategies and guidelines are being developed by organizations looking to equip all healthcare providers to combat this serious condition. As a result of substantial new evidence, guidelines for antithrombotic therapy of VTE have recently been published in the journal, CHEST. These guidelines are a step forward for the industry, bringing direction and understanding to those looking to expand their capabilities for preventing and treating VTE.

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Topics: VTE Prevention

A New Effort to Protect the Safety of Healthcare Providers

By Cheryl Feltz RN, BSN, CSPHP, January 20 2016

The road to creating safer patient-handling environments for healthcare providers has been long and filled with countless hurdles. But thanks to the tireless efforts of many, the health and well-being of nurses has found a new voice and a new set of champions. We know first hand how much of an impact healthcare providers have on the patients experience. It’s why we’re excited to share a major step forward for high-level decision makers as they pay closer attention to the realities of the industry landscape.

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Topics: Safe Patient Handling, Nursing

5 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Early Mobility in Your ICU

By Wendy Chapman RN, January 14 2016

Early Mobility solutions have proven to be an effective tool for promoting an improved ICU experience.1 The best path for incorporating these solutions is one built on a better understanding of the actual impact on your patients and your organization, which is why we want to offer five essential questions to consider as a starting point for your research.

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Topics: Early Mobility, ICU

Rethink Getting Active

By Carroll Gillespie MS, BSN, RN, CWOCN, December 30 2015

In preparing for 2016, many of us are renewing our commitment to our own health, diligently making plans to get active. But as an industry, we have a responsibility that goes beyond ourselves — we must consider the mobility needs of our patients. Of the many mobility solutions available, support surfaces have become an industry mainstay. As you seek out the best methods for keeping patients mobile, understanding support surfaces is an important step in developing strategies that help to minimize the occurrence of hospital-acquired conditions.

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Topics: Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Therapeutic Support Surfaces

ArjoHuntleigh Success Stories

By Cheryl Feltz RN, BSN, CSPHP, December 23 2015

We know that one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare providers is the fact that patient needs and industry demands are constantly in motion. For us, it’s easy to get caught up in finding new ways to address this challenge. But as the year comes to a close, we want to take a step back and turn our focus to ArjoHuntleigh success stories. These stories serve as a powerful reminder of why we do what we do.

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Topics: Success Stories, Diligent Consulting, Mobility

The ICU: A Patient's Perspective

By Cheryl Feltz RN, BSN, CSPHP, December 18 2015

Shedding light on the patient view of critical care, Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine has offered up the story of Melissa Akers. Through her story, we can better understand the impact of critical care and adjust our approaches accordingly.

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Topics: ICU, Mobility

Share Your Story in Support of Nursing

By Cheryl Feltz RN, BSN, CSPHP, December 9 2015

Nurses are often the unsung heroes of patient care. It can be exhausting and trying work, but it’s a foundational role — one that shapes the patient experience and serves as the backbone of many healthcare organizations. Sadly, the physical toll of this job results in nurses becoming casualties of their own profession. In an effort to change the landscape for nurses everywhere, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has developed an initiative designed to show Congress the realities and impact of patient care.

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Topics: Safe Patient Handling, Nursing

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