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Turning and Repositioning Patients like a PRO

The GRAVITY of Patient Migration Turning and Repositioning systems that can help facilitate smooth boosts and seamless patient turns are necessary in the current healthcare climate. Gravity. It’s the force that keeps us grounded. It’s also, however, the force that causes patientsto slide in the bed. And while it is not uncommon for patients to…
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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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Patient Turning and Repositioning Doesn’t Have to Be Such a Pain

Who’s Got Your Back? Through a solid ergonomic approach, healthcare workers lower their risk of overexertion while patients gain a sense of safety and comfort. Ergonomics. It’s fun to say and has become quite the buzzword, but what does it really mean? Simply stated, Ergonomics is the science of designing work tasks to suit the…
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Safety and Comfort 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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Recognizing the Critical Role of Supply Chain

The Demand on Supply Selecting products for good patient outcomes while keeping a handle on the bottom line is tricky. Peacemakers.  There’s usually one in every family—the person who fills the role of keeping everyone happy and in harmony. The same holds true in the hospital setting, only in this case, the peacemaker is a…
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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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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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