In cases involving advanced bed sores (also called: pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), a wound vac or negative pressure wound therapy can be used to heal the bed sore. A plastic bandage is used to cover the wound and a tube attached to a vacuum machine draws out moisture. The process can be painful, but the use of wound vacs drastically shorten the healing process and reduce risk of infection. This is a useful video demonstrating wound vac process.
Nursing Homes Abuse Blog Posts On Bed Sores
Government Report Confirms Pressure Ulcers Harm All Nursing Home Residents; Regardless Of Race, Sex or Age
Pressure Sores In Hospitals On The Rise
Bedsores. Completely Preventable? Absolutely.
“The Nursing Home Says My Dad’s Bedsores Were Unpreventable…”