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Jvion Ability to Predict Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Improves

August 22, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Ulcers   |   0 Comment

Jvion, an Atlanta, Georgia company that uses algorithms to predict adverse health outcomes like decubitus ulcers, has recently developed a formula to accurately predict pressure ulcers in patients. According to Jvion, pressure ulcer predictions can be accurately made about 90% of the time. The formula only appears to accurately anticipate the most serious pressure ulcers […]

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Pressure Sore Statistics

March 11, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Pressure Sores in Hospital,Ulcers   |   0 Comment

Pressure Sore Statistics (Decubitus Ulcer Stats) Pressure Sore Statistics in Hospitals and Pressure Ulcer Statistics in Nursing Homes Estimates indicate that 1 to 3 million people in the United States develop decubitus ulcers each year. The NPUAP defines prevalence as “a proportion of persons who have a pressure ulcer at a specific point in time.”Prevalence of pressure sores […]

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Pressure Sores in Nursing Homes

March 05, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Ulcers   |   0 Comment

Pressure Sores & Nursing Homes The highest percentage of people suffering from pressure sores are in nursing homes. Nursing homes are equipped to provide wound care for pressure sores and are required to heal existing pressure sores and prevent new pressure sores from forming (See, Federal Laws on Pressure Sores for more analysis). The number […]

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What is an Ischial Decubitus Ulcer?

What is a decubitus ulcer on the ischium? The ischium is the back lower portion of the hip bone. A decubitus ulcer is a breakdown in the skin, also known as a pressure sore or bedsore. In other words, ischial decubitus ulcer is medical jargon for pressure sores on a patient’s buttocks. Often times, staff […]

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Decubitus Ulcer declared a “Never Event” in Healthcare

Decubitus Ulcers should “never” occur Decubitus ulcers (bedsores) have been determined to be a “never event” in hospitals and nursing homes. This means they should never occur and can be prevented. Most Never Events are very rare. A recent study estimated that a healthcare providers may have a “never event” of wrong-site surgery once every […]

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$2 million dollars awarded to victim of decubitus ulcers / pressure sores

In the case against a nursing home for bedsores, a Palm Beach County jury awards almost $2 million to widow of a victim of pressure sores that were developed in a nursing home due to neglect: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/jury-awards-widow-nearly-2-million-for-husbands-20/nTBgB/#cmComments

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Debridement of Decubitus Ulcer Wounds Using Carbon Dioxide Laser Debridement

February 11, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Ulcers   |   0 Comment

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1355784/ Interesting article discussing the benefits of laser debridement of pressure sores (decubitus ulcers) using carbon dioxide, followed by an immediate skin flap closure. The wound care surgeon’s article also has pictures of the various stages of decubitus ulcer, both before and after surgical debridement

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“Paper thin skin” leads to Pressure Sores??

February 07, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Ulcers   |   0 Comment

We hear this in bedsore lawsuits all the time — the patient had “paper thin skin” and this is why they developed pressure sores. This is a cop out excuse by the corporate-run nursing homes. If a hospital patient or nursing home resident has “paper thin skin”, they should receive extra pressure relief. This focused […]

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What is a Pressure Sore (Decubitus Ulcer)?

February 05, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Ulcers   |   0 Comment

A decubitus ulcer (or pressure sore or bedsore) is a wound that develops when a person puts pressure on an area of their skin for an extended amount of time. Most people are able to shift their position and relieve the pressure on their skin. However, many nursing home and hospital patients are unable to […]

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Decubitus Ulcer Information

Synopsis: Another great resource on decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. Includes preventative measures for avoiding decubitus ulcers. Should be done by all care professionals in charge of patients who are at risk. “Bedsores, Decubitus Ulcer : Definition, Causes, Symptoms, Prevent And Treatment Friday, July 6th 2012. | Skin, Hair and Nails Decubitus Ulcer Definition Pressure […]

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Dingwall care home and GP criticized over woman’s death

January 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer - Death,Infected Pressure Sore,Ulcers   |   0 Comment

Synopsis: An 87 year old woman’s death was due to preventable decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. The flesh had rotted away down to the bone because of the bed sores, according to the police report. The nursing home will be held liable for their negligence. “A care home and local GP practice have been criticised […]

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