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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 pockets of air. They can be powered, but they…
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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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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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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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Comfort and Security Pivotal for Patient Healing

Safe and Sound So what can be done to ease the patients’ minds? Nosocomephobia.  It’s a big word with a simple meaning: fear of hospitals. While not everyone entering the hospital suffers at this level, most people do experience some degree of stress or anxiety. Patients aren’t always versed in how healthcare operates. And toss…
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Safer Patient Handling is Safer for Caregivers, Too

Thanks for the Lift! EHOB stepped up to thechallenge with innovative tools to shoulder some of the load. Safely turning and repositioning immobile patients is crucial for pressure injury prevention. But evidence suggests that patient handling is also a root cause for musculoskeletal disorders among caregivers. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the…
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Consistency Counts in the Continuum of Care

Comfort and Joy! Kicking off good quality care in the Emergency Department makes good sense and essentially sets the tone for the patient experience. Hospitals. While we’re certainly glad they exist, entering one is not typically on our top ten list of favorite things to do. And in the ever-changing world of healthcare, there are…
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When the Patient Experience Becomes a Journey

Are we there yet? Quality counts when your health is at stake. Self-guided tour Patients are no longer compelled to remain with just one doctor or hospital. They have choices. And, a lot goes into that choice. The information age has paved the way for everyone to be informed consumers. And quality counts when your…
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