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Decubitus Ulcers Detectable By NASA’s Mars Scanner

April 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer Prevention   |   0 Comment

A handheld scanner, built by NASA to detect life on Mars is now being used by doctors to detect a decubitus ulcer before it develops. What is a Decubitus Ulcer? A decubitus ulcer is the medical term for a bed sore or pressure sore. These largely preventable injuries can be stopped by repositioning at-risk patients. […]

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Decubitus Ulcer Prevention Requires Policy Changes

Decubitus ulcers are commonly referred to as bed sores. These decubitus wounds form due to patient neglect. Specifically, if a nursing home or hospital patient is left in the same position for too long, their skin will break down and a red spot will develop. This reddened area is known as a Stage 1 decubitus […]

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Decubitus Ulcer Prevention Market Estimated to be $2,800,000,000

January 04, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Costs of Decubitus Ulcers,Decubitus Ulcer Prevention   |   0 Comment

A recent study performed by Transparency Market Research titled “Pressure Relief Devices Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020” has revealed some shocking information. The pressure sore preventative tools marketshare is expected to rise to $2.8 billion (yes, that is $2,800,000,000!). The study cites the reason for the expected increase […]

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Sudocrem Treats Decubitus Ulcers

April 02, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer Prevention   |   0 Comment

Does Sudocrem treat decubitus ulcers? Many users of the Sudocrem product say yes, they help the healing of decubitus ulcers. Sudocrem Background Sudocrem moisturizes the effected area of the skin and keeps the skin intact. Even though Sudocrem is commonly used to heal baby diaper rash, the moisturizing and soothing components are helpful in healing […]

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Bedsore Mattresses

March 18, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   bedsore lawsuit,Decubitus Ulcer Prevention   |   0 Comment

Bedsore Mattress Bedsore prevention and treatment by special bedsores mattresses The following types of bed sore prevention mattresses are available at hospitals and nursing homes and should be used to prevent and treat bed sores (pressure ulcers or decubitus wounds): 1. Gel Overlay Bedsore Mattress: A gel overlay mattress distributes pressure evenly throughout the mattress. […]

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Prevention of Decubitus Ulcers

How to Prevent Pressure Sores A recent US Dept. of Health and Human Services article lists methods to prevent decubitus ulcers in hospital patients and nursing home residents. The government study collected differing studies and isolated the areas of agreement in decubitus ulcer prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcers. Areas of Agreement Between Differing Researchers […]

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Pressure Sore Prevention Plan implemented in Hospitals

Decubitus Ulcer Prevention Chart in Hospitals Decubitus ulcers in hospitals are a no no. American hospitals recently implemented the chart on the left in an effort to prevent pressure sores. The pressure sore flow chart diagram offers insight into the steps a hospital nurse or doctor should take to prevent bedsores in hospital patients. The […]

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Repositioning in Wheelchair Prevents Pressure Sores

Nursing home / hospital staff are required to turn and reposition patients in wheelchairs. Recently, the Mayo Clinic came out with tips on how to prevent pressure sores in wheelchair-bound patients. These helpful tips can prevent skin breakdown and avoid decubitus ulcer infection (what is a decubitus ulcer?) Here are the preventative steps to stop […]

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