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Preventing pressure injuries on the heels is critical for good patient care

Heel devices that address foot drop while effectively accommodating SCD devices warrant a closer look. It is widely documented that the heel is the second most common site for pressure injuries. A prevalence study conducted over a 16-year period revealed that heel ulcers accounted for 34% of all PIs in bedridden patients. And 41% of…
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Non-powered Reactive Air Support Surfaces — Simple Solutions for Complex Problems

Look for reactive air surfaces that promote good immersion, patient envelopment and proper flotation.  Quite simply, a reactive support surface can change its load distribution properties only in response to an applied load. Pressure is redistributed based on body movements, so patients are literally floating on air. They can be powered but they don’t have…
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Stopping Pressure Injuries Before They Start Makes Good Sense…Cents

The Preferred Treatment is Prevention Pressure injuries are painful, quite often increase patient lengths of stay and carry an annual mortality rate of nearly 60,000. It stands to reason why prevention may be the wisest choice. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While Ben Franklin probably wasn’t referring to pressure injuries,…
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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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