As Prevalence of Decubitus Ulcers Continues to Rise, Caregivers Seek Information From Leaders Regarding Decubitus Ulcer Research & Treatment

By Nursing Home Law Center

Bedsores Research

Originating from latin word “decumbere” meaning “to lie down”, ducubitus ulcers may develop in patients who have limited mobility and spend much of their time laying or sitting in one position for an extended period of time. Knowing the possibility of decubitus ulcers patients in nursing homes, hospitals and assisted living facilities, staff need to make prevention of decubitus ulcers a priority and implement preventative measures to curtail them from forming in the first place.

Here are some useful web resources for caregivers seeking more information about decubitus ulcers:

Health Izen

The risk of being hospitalized is countered with the threat of developing infections in the hospital environment. Here is discussed the prevalence of hospitalization for the elderly for most medical problems encountered and the increased risks of developing decubitus ulcers in this kind of environment.

Infection Control Today

This is the sight that leads all others with information on infection prevention in medical settings. The blog is focusing on treating each decubitus ulcer individually based on what each person suffering from the ulcer needs.

MPR

Outlined here is a new study that will be starting in the treatment of decubitus ulcers in diabetic patients.

According to this website, there are natural herbal solutions to help in the treatment of decubitus ulcers. Treatments from honey to massage are discussed here.

Anxiety

This article and video shows that a main form of treatment for decubitus ulcers can be a treatment of using ultra violet rays to help kill germs in the wound.

Health Blurbs

Decubitus ulcers are the result of a being in a prolonged position for a long amount of time which leads to skin breakdown.

Inside Tamarack Blog

This is a new wheelchair seating system that helps reduce the chance of developing decubitus ulcers by decreasing friction while in the wheelchair.

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