EHOB Blog

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,…
Learn More

May is National Nurses Month!

Not only is this the Year of the Nurse, but May is also an entire month dedicated to honoring nurses, EMS, and critical care practitioners for all they do. Their selfless service to their patients and community is deeply appreciated, and there are tons of ways to show them how much they’re valued! Turn Your…
Learn More

The Gluteal Cleft Dilemma

Have you been challenged by skin breakdown that occurs in the gluteal cleft of some patients? WOCNs are highly skilled and trained at identifying moisture-related skin breakdown in this area. However, obese patients where their buttock tissue was so firm that a caregiver could not separate the gluteal cleft for skin integrity evaluation or cleansing…
Learn More

The "Boggy" Heel

I’m trying to determine just what that is, and more importantly its significance to the development of a heel pressure ulcer. I think I first really became aware of the word in relation to pressure ulcers when the NPUAP (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel) added deep tissue injury to the staging system in 2007. In the medical…
Learn More