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 News Release - April 27, 2009

EHOB, Inc. Introduces the WAFFLE Pediatric Cushion for Pain Management and the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

New Static Air Product Used for Comfort, Pain Relief, Treatment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

INDIANAPOLIS--(HSMN NewsFeed)--EHOB, Inc., a leading provider of affordable products effective in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, is announcing today the release of the WAFFLE(R) Pediatric Cushion, the company’s latest static air cushion, designed for the pediatric patient and recommended for most of their seating applications.

Filled with air, which is the ideal media to support the most vulnerable soft tissues of the body, the unique design of the WAFFLE Pediatric Cushion cradles and contours the body.

The conditions of seating applications are often overlooked in hospitals, extended care settings and homecare, but when you consider the amount of time individuals spend sitting upright, it's important to cover these surfaces to help manage pain and aid in the prevention of pressure ulcers,” said James G. Spahn, MD, FACS, founder of EHOB, Inc. “The WAFFLE Pediatric Cushion provides pressure redistribution in a place where many ill children spend the majority of their day.”

The cushion’s low profile chamber of air redistributes the patient’s weight evenly on the surface. By maintaining only one inch of air, the WAFFLE Pediatric Cushion is clinically effective in keeping the patient stable and comfortable while preventing pressure ulcers. Other recommended usages of the cushion include protecting the occiput, heel, ear, elbow or between the knees for contracted patients.

Skin temperature and moisture control are achieved through the WAFFLE’s diamond patterned holes, which naturally circulate air while allowing skin to breathe. Combined with a non-abrasive, medical grade PVC, the cushion substantially reduces pressure and tissue shear.

EHOB offers a number of products for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, including mattress replacements and overlays, seating cushions, day chair pads, lower limb protectors, positioning aids and more. More than 2,200 hospitals, nursing homes and home caregivers rely on EHOB’s support solutions. All WAFFLE brand products are latex free, meet Cal 129 flammability requirements and are formulated to resist bacteria growth.

The WAFFLE Pediatric Cushion is available now for purchase. The Pediatric Cushion measures 14” x 14” x 2” and is shipped pre-inflated, ready for immediate use. For more information, contact EHOB by phone at (800) 899-5553 or by email at

About EHOB, Inc.

Founded in 1985 by James G. Spahn, MD, FACS, EHOB, Inc. is the manufacturer of the WAFFLE(R) Brand Products for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. EHOB manufacturing, research, product development and corporate operations are located in Indianapolis, Indiana. EHOB provides acute care and long term care facilities, as well as home care, the most clinically based, cost effective positioning and support surface solutions available. From early intervention through treatment of Stage IV pressure ulcers, healthcare providers trust the WAFFLE(R) brand for safe, easy to use products that save time and money. Today, more than 2,200 hospitals, nursing homes and home caregivers rely on EHOB’s products. For press inquiries contact Megan Lawler of Dittoe PR at 317-202-2280 or For more information on EHOB and its products, visit

Source: EHOB

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