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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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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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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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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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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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Upwardly Mobile

Protecting patient’s skin wherever their journey takes them Supportive Surfaces: From Entry to Discharge Pressure injuries are equal opportunity problems and they typically don’t greet the patients at the Emergency Department door. They often start earlier—at home, and sometimes in the ambulance before arrival.  While facilities can’t control what is going on at home, they…
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