11 doctors weighed in:
Can bed sores be prevented?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Frequent turning, good nutrition, dry skin, and elimination of sheer force can be preventative.

In brief: Yes
Frequent turning, good nutrition, dry skin, and elimination of sheer force can be preventative.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. Ramin Rafie
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Keep rotating
Yes by keeping the patient keep moving/rotating so no pressure points develop.

In brief: Keep rotating
Yes by keeping the patient keep moving/rotating so no pressure points develop.
Dr. Ramin Rafie
Dr. Ramin Rafie
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Exceptions
I am aware of three exceptions tot he 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 tot he 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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