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When 2 years feels like 20

A Renewed Appreciation for the Resilience of Nurses WOC Nurses near and dear to our EHOB hearts, we marvel at the tenacity it took to keep the patient’s skin on the radar. Hero – a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities when faced with adversity. No one really…
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Top 10 Patient Safety Solution Providers

Healthcare Tech Outlook named EHOB one of the Top 10 Patient Safety Solution Providers – 2021. This award recognizes EHOB’s dedication and commitment to deliver simple, clinically proven and cost-effective solutions. With our products, healthcare professionals can provide their best patient care and focus on pressure injury prevention to achieve better outcomes. This honor gives us an opportunity…
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Shear Madness

Skin tears are traumatic wounds caused by mechanical forces at work.  Friction and shear. While both go hand in hand, friction and shear involve distinct forces with varied outcomes and understanding the difference is imperative. Friction alone is not a causative factor in the development of pressure injuries, but it certainly has a supporting role. …
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Simple Solutions Prevail for Early Pressure Injury Prevention in the Emergency Department

Wait times in the ED can vary based on acuity, capacity and a multitude of other conditions. But the risk to the skin doesn’t stop. Variety is the spice of life, or so the saying goes. And there is no better place to find a variety of situations than in the Emergency Department. ED staff…
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Understanding the TWO sides of Foot Drop

Managing foot drop can be complex. It is important to recognize that early identification of theseconditions, implementation of appropriate heel devices, and collaboration with Physical Therapy. The Foot. One-quarter of all human bones are located in the feet. 26 bones. 33 joints. Over 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. That’s a lot of moving parts. And…
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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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