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What can be done to prevent bed sores when taking care of a bedridden family member?
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Positioning
To avoid bed sores, i would recommend getting a water bed or air flotation mattress.
Vigilant repositioning in bed is the key. Turning your relative to different sides and if possible getting out bed would help. Padding of known pressure areas will also be beneficial. Again vigilance, vigilance vigilance is the key.

In brief: Positioning
To avoid bed sores, i would recommend getting a water bed or air flotation mattress.
Vigilant repositioning in bed is the key. Turning your relative to different sides and if possible getting out bed would help. Padding of known pressure areas will also be beneficial. Again vigilance, vigilance vigilance is the key.
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
In brief: Exceptions
I am aware of three exceptions to the preventable rule.
Patient noncompliance tissue failure - a complex term that basically means that the patient is dying and no matter what you do, they will have skin breakdown. Hemodynamic instability - patients in critical condition for whom turning or position changes cause significant problems with their hemodynamics. Otherwise, they should not occur.

In brief: Exceptions
I am aware of three exceptions to the preventable rule.
Patient noncompliance tissue failure - a complex term that basically means that the patient is dying and no matter what you do, they will have skin breakdown. Hemodynamic instability - patients in critical condition for whom turning or position changes cause significant problems with their hemodynamics. Otherwise, they should not occur.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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