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Cushion Pressure Mapping Provides a Clear Vision on the Inside

Abracadabra! Pressure mapping is a non-invasive method of measuring the actual pressure between the patient’s body and the surface. Skin assessments are important for good patient care. But they can only provide a superficial snapshot of what is happening on the surface. Conditions such as excessive moisture and friction can easily be identified but it’d…
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Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale is considered the pioneer of professional nursing because of her tireless efforts to prove her belief that patients could improve with care by skilled nurses. Nightingale’s nursing theories developed nursing practice and laid the foundation for formal nursing education still pertinent in today’s healthcare environment. When Florence Nightingale, who came from a wealthy,…
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All Cushions are Not Created Equal

WAFFLE Support Surfaces deliver pressure redistribution that patients and caregivers can count on.   At EHOB, preventing pressure injuries is the foundation on which we were built over 35 years ago. It’s what we do. But we’re not your average device manufacturer. Founded by a physician, good patient outcomes have always been our driving force. It…
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Turning and Repositioning Patients like a PRO

The GRAVITY of Patient Migration Turning and Repositioning systems that can help facilitate smooth boosts and seamless patient turns are necessary in the current healthcare climate. Gravity. It’s the force that keeps us grounded. It’s also, however, the force that causes patientsto slide in the bed. And while it is not uncommon for patients to…
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WOC Nurses to the Rescue in Acute Care Hospitals

Do those scrubs come with a cape? Caring for patients and protecting their skin integrity are entries straight off the WOC nurse’s job description. Skin. The largest organ system in the human body and arguably the most important. While a person can live without some organs, the skin is non-negotiable. And caring for something this…
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Patient Turning and Repositioning Doesn’t Have to Be Such a Pain

Who’s Got Your Back? Through a solid ergonomic approach, healthcare workers lower their risk of overexertion while patients gain a sense of safety and comfort. Ergonomics. It’s fun to say and has become quite the buzzword, but what does it really mean? Simply stated, Ergonomics is the science of designing work tasks to suit the…
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Comfort and Security Pivotal for Patient Healing

Safe and Sound So what can be done to ease the patients’ minds? Nosocomephobia.  It’s a big word with a simple meaning: fear of hospitals. While not everyone entering the hospital suffers at this level, most people do experience some degree of stress or anxiety. Patients aren’t always versed in how healthcare operates. And toss…
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Recognizing the Critical Role of Supply Chain

The Demand on Supply Selecting products for good patient outcomes while keeping a handle on the bottom line is tricky. Peacemakers.  There’s usually one in every family—the person who fills the role of keeping everyone happy and in harmony. The same holds true in the hospital setting, only in this case, the peacemaker is a…
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