Bed Sores can be fatal! Bedsores are damaged skin and tissue that develop when sustained pressure usually from a bed or wheelchair cuts off blood supply to the skin on buttocks, hips and heels causing the affected tissue to die.
Causes: – Compression, friction of skin and tissues against bones
Risk Factors: – Immobility, old age, incontinence of urine, stool, poor nutrition, paralytic conditions
Prevention is the best cure!
Inspect skin twice a day, paying attention to spine, tailbone and other bony places. Clean the skin with salt-water solution. Apply moisturizer.
Redness /discoloration of skin are early indications of bedsore.
Change the patient’s position every 30 minutes when in a wheelchair and every two hours when the patient is bedridden
Ensure good nutrition with enough calories, protein
Pressure relief equipment such as air mattresses may help
Call your doctor when a sore has developed!
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