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Care and Care Alike

Caring for Caregivers in the Year of the Nurse Nursing is a calling that not everyone is cut out for, but for those who’ve dedicated their life to helping others, we salute you. 2020. What a year to celebrate the nurse. If there is any industry that has proven its worth this year, it’s healthcare.…
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The Sweetest ER Delivery

We know—cupcakes aren’t the answer to any of life’s looming problems, but they sure do brighten people’s day. Working in an Emergency Room can be stressful. Add in a global pandemic, and it skyrockets to a whole new level. While doctors and nurses put in long, tiring hours taking care of patients, the team at…
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The Demand on Supply

Recognizing the Critical Role of Supply Chain Supply Chain personnel must be financial wizards. Peacemakers. There is typically one in every family. That one person tasked with pleasing everyone. The same holds true in the hospital setting only in this case, the peacemaker is a whole department – Supply Chain. Selecting products for good patient…
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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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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Filling the Pressure Injury Gaps in Awake-Proned Patients When COVID-19 hit the scene with a vengeance, healthcare workers were confronted with numerous challenges. It was a new virus presenting differently from person to person. While some patients required intubation right off the bat, others showed clear signs of hypoxia (low oxygen) without any indication of…
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May is National Nurses Month!

Not only is this the Year of the Nurse, but May is also an entire month dedicated to honoring nurses, EMS, and critical care practitioners for all they do. Their selfless service to their patients and community is deeply appreciated, and there are tons of ways to show them how much they’re valued! Turn Your…
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Identifying Skin Breakdown in the ‘Gluteal Cleft’

According to the CDC, the prevalence of obesity in the US has soared to 42.4%, with medical costs exceeding the billion-dollar mark. Caring for this patient population poses unique challenges particularly in the area of skin breakdown. Pressure injuries don’t always form in the usual locations like the heels and sacrum. That’s too easy. Sometimes…
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Deep Dive into the ‘Boggy’ Heel

Boggy Heels. Where did that term even come from? To understand what a ‘boggy heel’ is and how it possibly relates to the development of pressure injuries, why not start with the definition of a bog. A bog is described as a wet ground too soft to support a heavy body. Now, in medical terms,…
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