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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 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
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 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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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 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
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
Ulcers heal slowly.: No, bed sores or pressure ulcers as they are called are caused by unrelenting pressure on skin and underlying tissues from the outside and bone on the inside. The damage starts from the inside and the injury to the skin is later. These can be staged as minimal injury upto full thickness loss of tissue due to necrosis. All ulcers of this type require pressure relief and take time to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Skin ulcers are often staged based on depth (stage 4 = deepest)... Stage 1: reddened skin that does not blanch (doesn't turn white when pressed). Stage 2: superficial erosion of the skin -- often appears as an abrasion, blister, or shallow crater. Stage 3: full thickness skin loss to the level of fat. Stage 4: full thickness skin loss + involvement of underlying structures (e.g. Muscle, bone, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Considerations: The real question to ask is...Is the bed sore getting better? Are the dimensions decreasing, is the patient feeling better, is there less "non-healthy" tissue, is there more granulation tissue (new capillaries)? Bleeding can occur even with great healing as new capillaries get formed and injured with dressing changes or simple movement. If the wound looks and measures better, all else is trivia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Signs of healing: Red, hot, swollen and drainage (inflammation) are normal signs of healing and in fact, not bad but are integral to healing. If infected, the wound should not improve, the patient have fevers, chills, and other systemic signs of infection. Culture of the wound should never be with a swab on the surface but a simple tissue biopsy. Routine use of antibiotics is to be condemned due to the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid pressure: Bed ores can occur from sitting or lying in the same position too long caausing pressure on the skin with resultant tissue ischemia & skin ulcer formation. Best is to prevent this by frequent moving & turning the patient. Special pads & beds can relieve pressure. Need to keep pressure off the site. See about getting home nursing wound care. ...Read more
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
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