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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’s 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 all…
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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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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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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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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Are Bed Delays Contributing to the Pressure Injury Problem? The key to prevention is early intervention! Overstaying the welcomeEvery year, over 100 million people visit the Emergency Department in the US. And, while the times vary depending on the facility, millions could wait over two hours, just to see a provider. What’s the hold up?…
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All Over the MAP

Using pressure mapping in the fight against pressure injuries A pressure mapping system records the actual pressure between the patient’s body and bed surface or wheelchair. Wouldn’t it be great to know what part of the patient’s body is under the most pressure, particularly in those with sensory issues? You can! Pressure mapping systems offer…
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Identifying Skin Breakdown in the ‘Gluteal Cleft’

According to the CDC, the prevalence of obesity in the US has soared to 42.4%, with medical costs exceeding the billion-dollar mark. Caring for this patient population poses unique challenges particularly in the area of skin breakdown. Pressure injuries don’t always form in the usual locations like the heels and sacrum. That’s too easy. Sometimes…
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