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There is no such thing as an unavoidable pressure ulcer, although now the Federal Government seems to be saying otherwise. Or, are they really? We shall […]


Contractures are painful, disfiguring deformities of the joints, caused by immobility, and often resulting in reduced range of motion. Muscles shorten when a person endures long […]


A pressure ulcer is an area of skin that breaks down when you stay in one position for too long without shifting your weight. This often […]


Bedsores are very serious conditions that in almost all cases are caused by neglect. The incidence of serious bedsores in a nursing home’s population is one […]


Common Names for Bed Sores: “Bed sores” owe their name to the observation that patients who were bedridden and not properly repositioned, would often develop ulcerations […]


Multiple Sclerosis Does Not Cause Pressure Sores Contrary to popular belief, it is not MS, but immobility, that creates an increased risk for pressure sores. Pressure […]


Medical complications such as malnutrition, dehydration and bed sores are common consequences of nursing home neglect. In some situations, the aforementioned conditions of malnutrition and dehydration […]


Bedsores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers are easier to prevent than to treat, but that doesn’t mean the process is easy or uncomplicated. Although wounds can […]


Ways to Help Prevent Decubitus Ulcers Positioning in bed Avoid positioning patient on ulcer Use positioning device to keep ulcer off surface Avoid donut-type devices (may […]


Bed sores, Pressure Sores are ulcers with different possible degrees of severity, appearing on human bodies. Decubitus ulcers by nature, these are also often referred to […]



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