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How can I not feel guilty after my mom developed a bed sore with my caregiving?

How can I not feel guilty after my mom developed a bed sore with my caregiving?

Learn: My best advice is to engage the help of a rehab nurse. They can teach you the best ways to decrease the pressure on vulnerable areas of the body which are typically the back of the head, the shoulder blades, the sacral area and the heals. These are all the parts that are closest to the bone. Learn about turning schedules and special beds that decrease pressure sores. Learn how to prevent them. ...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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How can I not feel guilty with my mom developing health complications from my caregiving?

Let the guilt go.: It is important to realize that there may be no connection between your mom developing health complications and your caregiving. And if there is a connection there, can you define how your caregiving causes her health complications? Basically, notice your guilt, and just allow it to be there as a feeling, and just a feeling. And then relax, and begin to let it melt away. ...Read more

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What can I do about a really bad bed sore ?

What can I do about a really bad bed sore  ?

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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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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What is a good medication for 'bed-sore' of an 80 yr old patient?

What is a good medication for 'bed-sore' of an 80 yr old patient?

None: There are no medications for bedsores. Wound care and avoiding pressure to the area are the best options. Wound care may include removal of dead tissue and the use of a vac dressing to promote healing. On occasion large sore may require a surgical flap to get the wound to heal. Adequate nutrition is essential to get wound healing. The best treatment is really prevention. ...Read more

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Protein needs, renal disease and bed sore, not on dialysis?

Protein needs, renal disease and bed sore, not on dialysis?

Any open: Wounds require a lot of additional protein to heal. Need to keep a close eye on renal function. ...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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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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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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Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more


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