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Can I take photographs of my loved one’s bedsore in a Nursing Home or Hospital?

December 03, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Pressure Sore Photographs   |   0 Comment

Many times, nursing homes or hospital nurses claim that a family member is not allowed to take photographs and pictures of their loved one’s bedsore (or┬ádecubitus ulcer). They may vaguely claim HIPAA rules or health concerns but this could not be further from the truth. You are always allowed to photograph your family member’s pressure […]

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My Dad has Pressure Sores… Now What???

Pressure sores in nursing homes and hospitals are preventable. So what do you do when you see that your loved one has a decubitus ulcer (aka bedsore or pressure sore)? 1. Document the injury Take photographs of the decubitus ulcer with your phone or a camera. Make sure to document the wound’s progression. Wounds start […]

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Pressure Ulcer Category/Staging Illustrations

January 21, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Pressure Sore Photographs,Stages of Pressure Sores   |   0 Comment

Synopsis: Great resource for illustrating the different stages of decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. This resource has great illustrations on the categories of bed sores. Original from http://www.npuap.org/resources/educational-and-clinical-resources/pressure-ulcer-categorystaging-illustrations/ For more information and photographs on the stages of decubitus ulcer sores, click here.

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