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Stage IV Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers)

Published on Feb 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm in bedsores, pressure ulcers, Uncategorized, wound care.

Pressure Ulcers remain a significant health issue affecting around 3 million adults. Pressure ulcer prevention should be an important focus of any hospital or nursing home staff. The prevention of pressure ulcers has been a heatlhcare concern for many, many years. “In fact, Florence Nightingale in 1859 wrote ‘If he has a bedsore, it is generally not the fault of the disease, but of the nursing.’” Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, Chapter 12, Courtney H. Lyder, Elizabeth Ayello.
Loved ones who develop pressure ulcers, particularly Stage IV can have very difficult times with recovery and wound care. The pressure ulcers can be prevented.
Surprisingly, incidence of pressure ulcers (commonly referred to as bedsores) is typically higher in acute care hospitals than it is long term care facilities such as nursing homes.

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