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Is airbed recommanded for bed sore patient if uncomfortable?

Is airbed recommanded for bed sore patient if uncomfortable?

Air mattress: Patients who have decubitus ulcers can benefit from low air loss , dolphin or clinitron beds which can reduce the applied pressure on the wound and help in the healing process. ...Read more

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Bed Sore (Definition)

A bed sore is an injury to the skin, and tissues beneath the skin, caused by pressure. They can range from a stage one pressure sore (tender, red and does not blanch) to stage four (an open wound extending down to the bone). Early stage pressure sores can respond to off-loading, while deep ulcers require debridement, dressing ...Read more


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Why does a bed sore develop?

Why does a bed sore develop?

Pressure Sore: Pressure or bed sores develop due to a reduced amount of blood flow to the effected body part over a long period of time. To help prevent them it is important to rotate or shift the body to evenly distribute pressure. If an ulcer develops or looks like it may develop it is very important to treat it seriously and have a wound care specialist recommend treatment/prevention options. ...Read more

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What's the best way to deal 3rd degree bed sore?

What's the best way to deal 3rd degree bed sore?

Surg cleanse & care: Wound care with debridement of necrotic tissue as well as wounds care with adequate nutrition, minimizing soiling, pressure relief and a clean moist hydro active environment have been shown to be important. ...Read more

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Why does a bed sore form?

Pressure: Bed sores form in people who do not move from a combination of the weight and decreased circulation to the area. Turning every 2 hours can decrease the risk of forming bed sores. Early bed sores, can be treated with padding, turning and creams. More developed bed sores may require surgery to close them.Prevention is still important after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bed sore?

Bed Sores: A bed sore is an injury to the skin, and tissues beneath the skin, caused by pressure. They can range from a stage one pressure sore (tender, red and does not blanch) to stage four (an open wound extending down to the bone). Early stage pressure sores can respond to off-loading, while deep ulcers require debridement, dressing changes and sometime surgery. ...Read more

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How long does a person have to lie in bed for before getting a bed sore?

How long does a person have to lie in bed for before getting a bed sore?

4 hours or less: Studies have shown that laying in bed for as little as four hours on a bony area can lead to a full thickness pressure sore to the bone. Things like pressure relief mattresses can buy some extra time but the is no substitute for getting up and moving around. ...Read more

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What happens after a bed sore bursts?

High risk infection: This can result in very serious infection. Proper treatment needs to be started, avoiding further pressure on that site. If an infection set in, it could spread thru the bloodstream resulting in sepsis which could be deadly. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bed sore?

Pain: Normally the first sign of a bed sore is pain, but this is only true if the person has normal sensation. The first visual sign is redness that does not blanch with pressure. When presenting late, sometime the first sign noticed is an open wound. It is common for pressure sores to get worse for several weeks after diagnosis, as the injury is worse deeper, and makes its way to the surface. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of bed sore development?

What are the different stages of bed sore development?

Stages Pressure Sore: There are six stages of pressure injury. I refer you to www.Npuap.Org. There are stages i to iv, unable to stage and deep tissue injury. The stages are not necessarily progressive especially with those wounds associated with deep tissue injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Pressure Sores (Definition)

Pressure sores are skin conditions in which mechanical pressure has eroded away the skin. These sores are common in hospitalized ...Read more