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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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Healing Decubitus Ulcers Through Tube Feeding Nutritional Therapy

March 24, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Healing Decubitus Ulcers Through Nutrition   |   0 Comment

A recent medical study was conducted to see if enteral nutritional therapy (i.e. nutrition through tube feedings) can heal pressure ulcers. The results concluded that more decubitus ulcers healed in the test subjects that received the proper nutritional therapy versus those that did not. Definition of Decubitus Ulcer and Enteral Nutrition Therapy A decubitus ulcer, […]

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