EHOB Newsletter
Welcome to the second edition of our monthly newsletter, designed to briefly keep you up to date on the latest news, to share ideas, and to be of assistance to you in your role as nurse, caregiver or care receiver.

Last month, we announced the launch of our new website. If you haven’t had a chance to take a look, I’d like to encourage you to take a few minutes and do so now. It’s a more user friendly, streamlined site that makes it easier than ever to get the information and products you need in the prevention, relief and treatment of pressure ulcers.

James G. Spahn, Founder and CEO
EHOB, Inc.
3D ANIMATION BRINGS PRESSURE WOUND CARE TO LIFE
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The only way to truly understand the difference that a WAFFLE product makes is to use it, which isn’t always the most practical way to tell the product’s story. Now we have another way: a 3D animated video that clearly illustrates how and why our products prevent these painful injuries or help them heal faster. You don’t need special 3D glasses to get a clear vision of why WAFFLE cushions, pads, mattress overlays and more are leading the way in pressure ulcer management.

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RESCUE FOR SUSPECTED DEEP TISSUE INJURY
September 29, 2013
Shelly Lancaster, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN

The September 2013 issue of Ostomy Wound Management includes a timely article about deep tissue injury and a two-year retrospective review of patients presenting with sDTI at the Mayo Clinic-Florida Campus. The author, Rhonda Sullivan, PhD, RN, CWOCN, LNCC, reviews the evidence related to suspected deep tissue injury (sDTI) rescue and outlines the Mayo Clinic approach to automated nursing intervention, where Braden Score subscales scores of 2 or below automatically trigger a task to direct care nurses for targeted intervention. All participants in the study received appropriate pressure ulcer bundle interventions that included soft-silicone foam dressings and patient-specific pressure redistribution interventions derived from a standardized formulary of evidence-based modalities. In my facility, this would include the placement of a Waffle overlay for a sacral sDTI and Foot Waffles for heel sDTI’s.

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SOME IDEAS WORTH SHARING
September 5, 2013
Linda Lankenau MSN, RN, CWON

As summer has waned I found some time  to review a number of  nursing  articles that had collected (you know how that is…), and learned some things I thought both interesting and worth sharing . . . I wanted to raise the thought about creating an arm band for patients at risk for, or having, pressure ulcers. I’ve wondered about this  since reading an article in Advances for Skin and Wound Care a year or so ago where it was mentioned. It sounded like a good idea to me, but I’ve not heard it discussed among colleagues or seen anything more in writing. We are always searching for ways to improve early identification and treatment of patients at risk for pressure ulcers. I believe nurses and care technicians on the nursing units would pay attention to a pressure ulcer armband. 

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NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL PRESSURE ULCER ADVISORY PANEL
We were excited to see that the NPUAP is addressing some standards to help you determine best practices in selecting surfaces to prevent pressure sores. As you review the information, look closely at some of the data on efficacy of our product category, static air (reactive support surface)...

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