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What happens when the skin fails?

Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS) in the Acute Care Patient MODS is the physiologic abnormality involving two or more organ systems simultaneously. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome is the physiologic abnormality involving two or more organ systems simultaneously. It’s a process, rather than a single event, and is categorized as a dysfunction because of its potential…
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At the Heart of the Problem

Cardiac Patients at High Risk for Pressure Injury Development Pressure injuries can occur following surgery. One study estimated the incidence rate to be around 15%. But in the post-cardiac population, that percentage doubled to nearly 30% According to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, approximately 24,000 cardiac surgeries were performed monthly in 2019. That’s nearly 300,000…
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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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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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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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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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