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BEST NURSING PRACTICE as described in Lindgren & Ames (2005), Henneman, Dracup, Ganz, Molayeme & Cooper (2001) & (2002) for mechanically ventilated patients can reduce sedation exposure and improve outcomes for critically-ill patients, including incidence of delirium, length of stay and ventilator free days.

A physician who conducted a recent study with the EZ Board reached out to us and shared the following:

"While completing our study, I witnessed the relief your communication board provided many patients. In the chaotic world of the Surgical ICU, the EZ Board was a very powerful tool that enabled patients to have a voice and communicate with their loved ones and care providers. Thank you for your work to create such a useful product."

Nilsen ML, Morrison A, Lingler JH, Myers B, Johnson JT, Happ MB. Evaluating the Usability and Acceptability of Communication Tools Among Older Adults. J Gerontol Nurs. 2018; 44(9):30-39.

Patak L, Wilson-Stronks A, Costello J, Kleinpell RM, Person C, Henneman BA, Happ MB. Improving Patient-Provider Communication: A Call to Action. JONA. 2009; 39(9):372-6.

Kleinpell RM, Patak L, Wilson-Stronks, A, Costello J, Person C, Henneman EA, Happ MB. Communication in the ICU. Advance for Nurses. 2008; 6:18-21.

Reed, C. (2008). The Role of Education and Innovative Communication Tools in Improving Non-Verbal Communication. University of Texas Health Sciences Center.

Annie, L. (2007). Effectiveness of a communication board against the usual methods of communication used by the mechanically ventilated patients. Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai, India.

Patak L, Gawlinski A, Fung NI, Doering L, Berg J. Communication boards in critical care: patients' views. Applied Nursing Research. 2006; 19(4):182-90.

Patak L, Gawlinski A, Fung NI, Doering L, Berg J. Patient's reports of health care practitioner interventions related to communication during mechanical ventilation. Heart & Lung - The Journal of Acute and Critical Care. 2004; 33(5):308-320.