EHOB Newsletter
This month, we bring you some great, quick reads, perfect for sitting down and enjoying with a warm beverage during the middle of winter. First up, a revisit of the NPUAP Hand Check white paper we discussed last month. I’m proud to say that when our nurses talk, people listen!

The next two articles give a nod to a different kind of CSI: Clinical Scene Investigation. In "A Simple Piece of Tape," there’s a great tip on how to prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers with — you guessed it — a simple piece of tape. Then "Nurses and Detective Stuff!" further addresses the power of gumshoe nursing. Health care providers need all the tools they can get in the fight against pressure ulcer crime!

And finally, as we celebrate EHOB's 30th anniversary, we are pleased to announce that after three decades in this business we are still innovating! Introducing the TruVue™ Heel Protector, another in our family of products that provides superior foot protection and support.

Warmly,


James G. Spahn, Founder and CEO
EHOB, Inc.
HAND CHECKS REVISITED...
Pressure Ulcer Risks
January, 19, 2015
Fran Demo, BSN, RN, CWON

Last month I wrote a piece about my concerns regarding a white paper published by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) titled Hand Checks: Are They an Effective Method to Monitor Support Surfaces for Bottoming Out? I stated that NPUAP is a well-respected organization among wound care providers and publications NPUAP produces have been instrumental in practice changes. I did not believe this document represented the mission and standards of NPUAP and I recommended clinicians dispute the credibility of this publication.

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A SIMPLE PIECE OF TAPE
Piece of Tape
January 26, 2015
Shelley Lancaster RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN

Want to cut your device-related hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in half? A colleague participated in a clinical inquiry program with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) to do just that. Jen Markowitz RN, BSN, ATC, LAT studied the application of a novel taping method for nasogastric and small bore feeding tubes that led to a 50% reduction in device-associated HAPU in their busy ICU at a Level 1 Trauma Center.

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NURSES AND DETECTIVE STUFF!
Nurse Detective
February 2, 2015
Linda Lankenau, MSN, RN, CWON

Move over Agent Carter and The Artful Detective, here we come! As a follow-up to my colleague Shelley Lancaster's post on "A Simple Piece of Tape" I thought I would share some additional nursing contributions to health care cost containment and patient safety that research and the critical care nursing association helped "investigate".

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INTRODUCING THE TRUVUE® HEEL PROTECTOR
TruView Heal Protector
A New Product from EHOB.

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