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All Hands on Deck

Manual Patient Positioning, Happy Staff, and the Power of Human Touch Countless studies across industries have touted the benefits of human interaction, connection, and touch. It’s why newborns are placed immediately with their mothers, if possible. And it’s why shaking hands is customary upon first meeting. It’s what makes us human. But with technology bursting…
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It’s hard to argue with science

The Science Behind Static Air Technology Newton. Pascal. Archimedes. Boyle. Heavy hitters in science, without a doubt, but what do they have to do with static air technology? Everything! Their scientific principles regarding immersion, buoyancy, and heat transfer — just to name a few — are the blueprints for modern-day reactive air support surfaces using…
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Because Risk Has No Boundaries

Preventing Pressure Injuries Across the Continuum of Care Exemplary patient care is the cornerstone of the healthcare industry. And leaving vulnerable patients without adequate pressure injury prevention conflicts directly with this ideal. Continuum of care–what is it, exactly? In the healthcare setting, continuum of care is simply a delivery of care over a period of…
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Navigating the Safe Patient Handling Movement

A call to protect frontline healthcare workers from frequent injury spurred the safe patient handling movement. Learn about tools and policies to protect clinicians. Safe Patient Handling (SPH). What is it? As the name suggests, Safe patient handling is the process of using assistive devices to ensure patients can be mobilized safely but also exists…
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Will the Real DTI, Please Stand Up?

Deep Tissue Injury (DTI). What, exactly, is it? DTI is typically described as a localized discoloration of intact skin or a blood-filled blister with soft tissue damage from pressure and/or shear. Deep Tissue Injury (DTI). What, exactly, is it? DTI is typically described as a localized discoloration of intact skin or a blood-filled blister with…
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How Do We Love Thee? Let Us Count the Ways!

Recognizing and Celebrating the Contributions of the WOC Nurse  Picking the top ten reasons why we love nurses was tough, but we gave it the old college try! For the most part, it’s widely known that doctors have specialties. But how about nurses? To the layperson, all nurses provide patient care. Period. This, of course,…
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What’s in a Name? A Lot, Apparently!

The Humble Beginning of the EHOB WAFFLE  Thirty-five years ago, in a cabin in the woods… sounds like the beginning of a fairy tale, but it was literally where the WAFFLE story began Thirty-five years ago, in a cabin in the woods… sounds like the beginning of a fairy tale, but it was literally where…
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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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