Bed Sores Continue to Plague Nursing Home & Hospital Patients in all Demographics

By Nursing Home Law Center

Bedsores Demographics

Although the news regarding the horrific physical and emotional impact of bed sores (also called decubitus ulcers, pressures sores or pressure ulcers) surely is on all respectable medical professionals radar screens, bed sores in nursing homes and hospitals continue to plague individuals in all demographics. In order to improve patient care, bed sore prevention must be a priority at all nursing homes and hospitals.

Should a bed sore develop, staff must be diligent in identifying the wound as quickly as possible an implement the use of medical equipment such as pressure relieving mattresses and other pressure relief devices such as heel protectors to prevent the wounds from advancing.

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