EHOB Blog

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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When the Patient Experience Becomes a Journey

Are we there yet? Quality counts when your health is at stake. Self-guided tour Patients are no longer compelled to remain with just one doctor or hospital. They have choices. And, a lot goes into that choice. The information age has paved the way for everyone to be informed consumers. And quality counts when your…
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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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Making the Most of 2022

Self-care isn’t just advised, it’s paramount. You can’t take care of your patients if you are running on empty. Breathe – According to Harvard Medical School, deep breathing helps calm the stress response by boosting relaxation. Stress can contribute to depression and anxiety, but it can also throw a curveball at the immune system. And…
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COVID…the Flu…Allergies…What’s the difference?

Someone sneezed in aisle two! Nearly a year into the pandemic, COVID-19 remains an uninvited guest. 2020: The year when innocently clearing your throat in the local supermarket was greeted with looks of sheer terror. When waking up with minor body aches, gave us pause. Had the invisible threat finally found its way in? Nearly…
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