A pressure ulcer is a skin or tissue injury usually formed due to prolonged pressure over a specific body area. Widely known as bedsores because they are common in bedridden patients, either unconscious, immobilized, or unable to feel pain.
The pressure in the skin disrupts the blood flow leading to oxygen and nutrient starvation. Then, the skin begins to break down, and an ulcer forms. Bed sores can vary in severity depending on the affected area. Injuries can range from discolored skin spots to big open wounds that expose underlying muscles or bones
The primary purposes of treatment are to minimize contact of the sore with a hard surface, avoid persisting pressure, diminish moisture, and prevent infections. Overall, pressure ulcer treatment should focus on the following:
Keeping the wound clean
Removing the infected or damaged tissue, particularly in stage 4 ulcers
Professional involvement in a medical treatment cost depends on your health requirements and medical insurance particularities. However, a skilled nurse will always be prepared to deal with any existing bedsore(s) and prevent the development of new ones. So please, feel free to call us about any inquiry or information regarding the home care of a bedridden patient.
At Signature, we have the experience and resources to provide the best support for the patient and the family. Also, our registered nurses may help with assistance and could support any treatment process.
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