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The Tripledemic and Pressure Injuries Combine, Creating Challenges for Clinicians

The ED braces for a barrage of COVID, RSV and flu patients while WOCNs brace for an uptick in pressure injuries. As if it wasn’t challenging enough to be a clinician in the Emergency Department, hospitals across the country are bracing for what some have termed a ‘tripledemic’ of seasonal illnesses. An upswing in COVID…
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2023 New Year’s Resolutions for Healthcare Workers

Let 2023 be the year you resolve to engage in meaningful self-care, because you can’t show up for your patients if you don’t show up for yourself. Self-care isn’t just advised, it’s paramount. This is true for everyone, but it is especially so for healthcare workers. You can’t work toward better patient outcomes if you…
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5 Reasons to Implement Safe Patient Handling Practices at Your Facility

This blog post is based on Episode 1 of the EHOB No Pressure Podcast, featuring guest Kelly Moed, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CSPHP. To hear this episode or explore others, click here. All healthcare facilities–from hospitals to rehabilitation centers to long-term care facilities–require clinical staff to interact physically with patients. Lifting, turning and repositioning patients is…
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Stop Them Before They Start

Pressure injuries are painful, quite often increase patient lengths of stay and carry an annual mortality rate of nearly 60,000. Decubitus ulcers. Bedsores. Pressure injuries. The name has changed but the problem hasn’t. The number of people afflicted with pressure injuries each year continues to hover at two and a half million while hospitals shell…
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All Hands on Deck

Manual Patient Positioning, Happy Staff, and the Power of Human Touch Countless studies across industries have touted the benefits of human interaction, connection, and touch. It’s why newborns are placed immediately with their mothers, if possible. And it’s why shaking hands is customary upon first meeting. It’s what makes us human. But with technology bursting…
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It’s hard to argue with science

The Science Behind Static Air Technology Newton. Pascal. Archimedes. Boyle. Heavy hitters in science, without a doubt, but what do they have to do with static air technology? Everything! Their scientific principles regarding immersion, buoyancy, and heat transfer — just to name a few — are the blueprints for modern-day reactive air support surfaces using…
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Because Risk Has No Boundaries

Preventing Pressure Injuries Across the Continuum of Care Exemplary patient care is the cornerstone of the healthcare industry. And leaving vulnerable patients without adequate pressure injury prevention conflicts directly with this ideal. Continuum of care–what is it, exactly? In the healthcare setting, continuum of care is simply a delivery of care over a period of…
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Navigating the Safe Patient Handling Movement

A call to protect frontline healthcare workers from frequent injury spurred the safe patient handling movement. Learn about tools and policies to protect clinicians. Safe Patient Handling (SPH). What is it? As the name suggests, Safe patient handling is the process of using assistive devices to ensure patients can be mobilized safely but also exists…
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