Meet Our Customers!

As we begin a New Year, I thought it would be fun to learn a little about some of our customers! My first interview is with Mary Gloeckner, MS, RN, CWON, APN, a Wound/Ostomy Clinical Nurse Specialist at UnityPoint Health-Trinity in Rock Island, IL. Mary was a very young nurse when she began her career […]

Happy Holidays !!

EHOB  wishes everyone very Happy Holidays with family and friends both old and new. May 2017 bring Peace and Good Will to all.

NEW Online Shop and Retail Products Coming in January

Quality comfort right at home! EHOB® has always been committed to the production of high-quality products that can be transitioned from hospital to home. Because of that commitment, we are launching a NEW online shop and retail products in January. Our focus with the new line of home care products is the patient recovering in […]

More than Infection Control: Infection Prevention

What is relatively new…. For most of the years I worked in acute care we called the hospital infection control department just that, Infection Control. In recent years however, it became known as the Infection Prevention department. Health care practitioners around the world have always monitored and treated infections, but now there is a much greater focus on […]

Hospital Value Based Purchasing: Pay for Performance Incentive Program to Drive Quality

Overview Responding to increasing costs, increasing demands for quality care and concerns for patient safety, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) changed the way it pays hospitals for the services they provide. CMS is no longer a passive payer of services, but rather has become an active purchaser of higher quality and higher […]

So Just What Are the Benefits of Static Air ?

The Situations Ever been on that long car ride where the driver doesn’t want to stop much and sitting in the passenger seat gets so uncomfortable ? Or camping in a sleeping bag where what you initially thought was “soft” ground turned out to be so rock hard you couldn’t sleep ? Or recovering from an illness or hospital procedure where […]

Unavoidable Pressure Injury? Who says so?

Climbing Mount Everest? Sailing across the Pacific Ocean? Biking across the United States? These are all worthy and challenging goals, however, the authors of “The VCU Pressure Ulcer Summit, The Search for a Clearer Understanding and More Precise Clinical Definition of the Unavoidable Pressure Injury” in this month’s JWOCN may have taken on an even […]

Medical Students Learn Empathy by Living as Nursing Home Residents

STUDENT IMMERSION The Learning by Living program offered at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine allows medical students and other health care professionals the opportunity to volunteer to reside in a nursing home or assisted living as a resident for 10-14 days.  Students are assigned a diagnosis by the nursing home staff which […]

Worth a Review: Braden Subscores to Determine Skin Injury Risk

BACKGROUND Barbara Braden’s and Nancy Bergstrom’s risk assessment tool for pressure ulcer prediction was first published in 1988. Almost 30 years ago now !! And although there is brand new terminology for the term “pressure ulcer” (now “pressure injury”), the “Braden Scale” as we’ve come to call it remains a primary tool used in medical facilities through-out the […]

Static Air Prevents HAPI in Belgian Nursing Homes

Showing the value of static air products for the prevention of pressure injury in high risk patients is nothing new, however it’s always great when additional evidence-based practice studies are published!  The most recent issue of the Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (July/August 2016) contains a new study from Europe, “Static Air Support Surfaces […]