For over 50 years, Action Products has designed and manufactured patient positioners and support surfaces that help protect your patients against pressure injuries. Our products provide pressure relief and shear reduction in a variety of surgical settings including preoperative, perioperative and postoperative.
From pediatrics to bariatrics, our proprietary Akton® viscoelastic polymer has revolutionized the positioning market because of its unique attributes:
Akton® polymer is a dry, viscoelastic polymer. Its proprietary formulation is exclusive to Action Products and is the hallmark material of our Action® brand products. Our unique polymer is an ultra-soft, solid rubber that has a tissue equivalent feel. It will not leak, flow, or bottom out if punctured.
Akton® polymer looks and feels like a gel but is more body friendly.
The shear reducing qualities of the products are enhanced by the combination of the soft, flexible outer film and the tissue equivalent polymer.
Top 3 Properties of Akton® polymer
- The Load Bearing Capacity of the Akton® polymer helps prevent the development of pressure injuries. Distribution of the patient’s weight over the surface of the product helps minimize pressure points, decreasing the risk that a high-risk area will be negatively impacted.
- Akton® polymer possesses memory and will always revert to its original shape.
- Elasticity, the ultrasoft polymer combined with the flexible film surface, or “skin” of the products helps to minimize shear forces that can tear and damage skin integrity.