EHOB Newsletter
It's exciting to have the opportunity to be a conduit for new ideas and compelling thoughts. One of the great things about a company like EHOB is that we are constantly contemplating healthcare issues and the impact that they have far outside our own walls. This month, our nurses delve insightfully into end-of-life legal issues, healthcare contraction and its effects on caregivers, and reach across the ocean for a look at wound care in the UK.

I would encourage you to take a few minutes to read these articles; I believe you will find them useful to your practice and life in general. And finally, just to make you smile, we share photos of some of our Kids of EHOB in their Halloween finest!

Have a great November,

James G. Spahn, Founder and CEO
EHOB, Inc.
October 21, 2013
Linda Lankenau, MSN, RN, CWON

I recently returned from attending the Northeast Regional WOCN conference in Rochester, New York. It was a great conference that joined with the DNA (Dermatological Nursing Association) to highlight and educate both professional groups about the many skin conditions we see in common in our specialty practices.

Your Turn
October 14, 2013
Margaret-Ann Azzaro, RN, MSN

In trying to research new and relevant information on which to blog, I came across an interesting and innovative website entitled Your Turn. This UK website is designed to raise the public’s awareness with regards to pressure ulcers. The campaign aims to prevent pressure ulcers through education.

The website offers the following helpful sections...

October 10, 2013
Fran Demo, BSN, RN, CWON

Unlike most CWOCN’s, becoming a CWOCN was not something I actively pursued. It was an opportunity given to me 25 years ago by the nursing administration I was working with at the time. It has proven to be one of the best opportunities I have agreed to in my nursing career. Over the years I have not forgotten this great group of people I worked with and have marveled at the doors that have been opened to me as a CWOCN, but most important has been the difference I have been able to make for patients and colleagues.

October 27, 2013
Shelley Lancaster, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN

In Desiderata, (Max Erhmann, 1872-1945) we are encouraged to "go placidly amid the noise and haste…" and to "Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time." Although written in 1927, these words might help those working in health care today. In Indianapolis, the large hospital system where I work is one of three local giant health care systems that announced major layoffs in the past few months. In July, St. Vincent's Hospital cut 850 jobs in an attempt to reduce their expenses by 15 to 25%. IU Health announced in early October a reduction of 900 healthcare workers as they try to trim one billion dollars in the next five years. Just last week the Franciscan Alliance announced a 275-worker cut in their system that is to be followed by another 650 by the end of the year. With Cleveland Clinic announcing 3000 employee buyouts and Vanderbilt letting go 900 employees, to reduce expenses by 8% or more, many caregivers are understandably grief stricken, anxious and worried. What a year it has been already, and we all wait for the other shoe to drop.

Thought we'd share pictures of some of the Kids of EHOB in their Halloween finest. Warning: What you're about to see is pretty adorable.

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