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Nursing Home Neglect: What An Advanced Pressure Sore Looks Like

A colleague sent me this disturbing video of an advanced pressure sore.  A fair warning, this video is graphic and disturbing.  However, the reality is that pressure sores are a problem effecting individuals in nursing homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities and can not be ignored.

 

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  • Todd

    So frequently the assumption is that all pressure ulcers can be prevented and are simply the result of poor nursing care. The truth is much more complicated and has a lot to do with the patients nutritional status, their disease process and even the medications they take. The fact is that even with meticulous skin care some pressure ulcers develop. I need only point out that Christopher Reeve, a man who presumably had access to some of the finest medical care available, died of sepsis originating from a decubitus ulcer.
    While I agree that many ulcers can be prevented and that increased staffing and education would go a long way to prevent them, I think it is misrepresenting the problem to attribute 100% of all ulcers to lack of proper nursing oversight.
    That being said, I certainly think the patient in the video appears to have been grossly neglected, though its difficult to really assess the situation without more information.
    Thanks for bringing attention to this issue. Its obviously a serious problem and one thats going to take a lot of work to fix.

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