UNION CITY, Calif., March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mizuho OSI®, a leading manufacturer of specialty surgical tables, pressure management solutions, and table specific patient care kits, will host a lecture on the Risk Factors for Pressure Injury while exhibiting at the 2018 AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo in New Orleans. The CE Certified lecture will be taught by Cassendra A. Munro, MSN, RN, CNOR, the creator of the Munro Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale for Perioperative Patients (Munro Scale), which is used by clinicians to determine a patient's risk factors for pressure injury to ensure preventative measures are in place for those likely to develop an injury. This lecture will be held at Booth #1531, where Mizuho OSI will also be demonstrating their advance pressure management solutions.
The risk of pressure injuries for patients undergoing lengthy surgical procedures is a major concern in healthcare, but by using the most advanced tools, perioperative care can be proactive towards pressure injury prevention and healthcare providers are better prepared for wound management before an injury occurs. Hospitals no longer receive reimbursements for late-stage pressure injuries that occur during a patient's hospital admission, so risk assessment and pressure management tools provide the first line of intervention and can create personalized patient care thereby identifying risk. Along with Mizuho OSI's advanced pressure management solutions, AORN attendees can learn about the impact of pressure injuries, risk assessment using the Munro Scale as an intervention, and the prevention of pressure injury.
The 30-minute lecture on Risk Factors for Pressure Injury: The CMUNRO SCALE© Teaching Tool will be hosted at Mizuho OSI booth at the following times:
- Monday, March 26th, 2018: 10:15am, 11:00am, and 1:45pm
- Tuesday, March 27th, 2018: 9:45am, 11:15am
The Munro Scale is the most comprehensive risk assessment scale available for use. While the Munro Scale continues to undergo psychometric, validity and reliability testing, the CMUNRO SCALE© is a teaching tool ready for use that supplements the education and use of the Munro Scale through the addition of perioperative pressure injury risk assessment.
"By focusing on patient safety and quality of care, there is a clear need for preventative measures that address the problem of hospital-acquired pressure injuries. In using a risk assessment scale and incorporating critical tools into the OR, nurses and post-operative staff members can better ensure patient safety," said Cassendra A. Munro, MSN, RN, CNOR. "That's why I developed the Munro Scale for pressure injury risk assessment—it's a method of communicating the level of risk to support the continuation of preventative measures to the next phase of care, which attendees can learn about at the Mizuho OSI-hosted lecture."
During AORN, Mizuho OSI will also showcase its new and innovative Avra™ Intelligent Pressure Sensing System, designed to measure the pressure between the patient and surface, alerting caregivers of pressure levels and locations that may lead to injury. Additionally, Mizuho OSI experts will be available to demonstrate the Levó Head Positioning System, which allows for full surgeon control of a patient's head position and provides better safety while performing spinal surgery.
"As hospitals look to reduce the incidence of costly pressure injuries when patients are admitted for surgical procedures, we're honored to have Cassendra as part of our presence to provide an opportunity for AORN attendees to learn how to prevent pressure injuries through the latest techniques in risk assessment and our advanced surgical suite solutions," said Greg Neukirch, vice president of Marketing and Sales at Mizuho OSI. "By demonstrating our integrated operating room capabilities, we can introduce attendees to what the future of surgical patient care can look like when clinicians have the most advanced tools and technology to do so.
About Cassendra A. Munro, MSN, RN, RNFA, CNOR
Cassendra has been a perioperative nurse for over 20 years and a member of AORN for over 16 years. At Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica CA, she has served in the roles of clinical coordinator for hip and pelvis, clinical nurse specialist, financial coordinator and perioperative educator for the department of surgery. Her current position is the Magnet and Professional Practice Manager. Throughout her perioperative career she has independently functioned in the role of registered nurse first assistant and is a qualified expert witness. She is the creator of the Munro Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale for Perioperative Patients and is currently partnering with AORN on further development.
About Mizuho OSI
Mizuho OSI® is a U.S. based company and the leader in the markets for specialty surgery and patient positioning. The company's portfolio includes specialty surgical tables for procedure-specific approaches that improves patient outcomes in spine and orthopedic surgeries, a range of general surgical tables, and consumable surgical patient care products. Mizuho OSI products are sold direct in the U.S. and Germany, and by the Mizuho Corporation in Japan. Both companies sell their products and solutions worldwide through authorized international distributors. Mizuho OSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Corporation located in Tokyo, Japan, a leading surgical table manufacturer in Asia. The Mizuho Group also includes Trilux Medical®, a subsidiary of Mizuho OSI. Trilux Medical is a provider and manufacturer of surgical lights, surgical pendants, operating room patient integration, video management systems, and turn-key operating room solutions. Trilux Medical products and solutions are sold direct in Germany and worldwide through authorized international distributors. More information is available at www.mizuhosi.com
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