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Softening the Blow

Making a hard situation a little easier amidst long medical treatments Four hours, three times a week is the average time frame for hemodialysis treatments, and given what is known about the length of time in which a pressure injury could develop, this could pose a serious problem. Four hours, three times a week! According to…
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A Patient’s Voice

Why Patient Recognition is Really the Key to Patient Satisfaction Empowering patients to become more active in their own care plans has dramatically changed the trajectory of the patient-caregiver relationship. 27 Years. It’s been 27 years since National Patient Recognition Week was founded by a healthcare worker who recognized the patient as the single most…
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Never Say Never

Never Events vs. Unavoidable Pressure Injuries Never events are not new concepts, but it never hurts to brush up on what they mean for wound care. Never events are not new concepts, but it never hurts to brush up on what they mean for wound care. In 2006, the National Quality Forum (NQF) identified 29…
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Eat, Drink and Be Wary

How Malnutrition and Cachexia Contribute to Pressure Injuries Clinicians need to understand and account for the body’s inflammatory response and its connection to inadequate nutrition. Frail and elderly patients with compromised nutritional intake are at a considerably higher risk for skin breakdown. Nutrition. It’s a risk factor on the Braden Scale, but is it really…
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Medical Device Scavenger Hunt

Time/Motion Studies Pinpoint How Nurses Spend Their Days Nurses did spend the majority of the day communicating with patients. Incorporated in this timeframe, however, were 10+ tasks including medication disbursement, assessments, and charting. By nature, most nurses are multitaskers. They have to be. But what does a day in the life of a nurse actually…
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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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