Are You Active or Reactive?

By Carroll Gillespie MS, BSN, RN, CWOCN, April 17 2018

We are now well into 2018 and many of us are thinking back to our own New Year’s resolution to get active! We are renewing our commitment to our own health, diligently trying to stay active. 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: Therapeutic Support Surfaces, Patient Mobility

What Can We Do About Dementia?

By Cheryl Feltz RN, BSN, CSPHP, April 13 2018

According to the World Health Organization, 47 million individuals have been diagnosed with dementia with numbers increasing daily. With these staggering statistics, it is no wonder that treatment options need to be on the forefront of healthcare professionals’ minds.

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Topics: Healthcare Solutions, Dementia

Paying It Forward on Earth Day and Every Day

By Grace Hukushi RN, BSN, April 10 2018

With Earth Day being observed worldwide on April 22nd, protecting our environment should be a priority on that day and every day. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is now the largest civic holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people annually in over 190 countries. The objective of this annual celebration is to help raise public awareness of issues that may negatively impact our environment and our planet, for present and future generations.

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Topics: DVT, Arjo Pure

A Guilty Pleasure Good for the Mind, But Not the Body

By Grace Hukushi RN, BSN, March 23 2018

Most of us have, at one time or another, enjoyed kicking back and relaxing on our comfortable couch or recliner to binge watch numerous episodes of that brand new television show or even watch multiple seasons in succession. Many of us are guilty of this pleasurable down-time to tune out from reality, which we thought would be beneficial to our mind and body after a long, tiring week. Who would have thought that this enjoyable activity could have an adverse effect on our bodies and be potentially detrimental to our health?

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Topics: DVT, VTE

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Raising Awareness to Save Lives

By Grace Hukushi RN, BSN, March 16 2018

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 Arjo, 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

5 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Early Mobility in Your ICU

By Wendy Chapman RN, March 16 2018

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

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

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