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Bed Sore Break In Continuity
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relieve the pressure: The first step towards treating bedsore or any medical condition is the stop the cause. A bed sore results from pressure so get pressure off the sore by using a different position or pads/pillows. Protective ointments, good nutrition, no smoking and diabetes control also help. If you don't start healing or if there are signs of infection, seek medical/surgical treatment immediately. ...Read more
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