Decubitus Ulcers Detectable By NASA’s Mars Scanner

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

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. […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

Decubitus Ulcer Risk Increased by Four Health Conditions

February 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Information on Decubitus Ulcers,Risk for decubitus ulcers   |   0 Comments

According to a recent study, a patient’s risk factors for developing a decubitus ulcer in a nursing home or hospital can be detected accurately by analyzing each patient for 4 conditions. In addition to looking at these 4 health conditions, the patient’s age and blood work should also be examined. The study was conducted by […]

Read More »

New Updates to Decubitus Ulcer Staging (from Stage 1 to Stage 4)

Recently, the NPUAP (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel) changed the way healthcare providers across the country stage decubitus ulcers. The term ‘pressure ulcer’ is now being replaced with ‘pressure injury’, which better designates the description of the wound as an actual injury. Also, decubitus ulcers will now be staged 1 to 4 with Arabic numerals […]

Read More »

Nursing Home Settles Pressure Ulcer Case

December 31, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   bedsore lawsuit,Decubitus Ulcer Lawsuit,Pressure Ulcer Settlement   |   0 Comments

A nursing home plagued with allegations of sub-standard of care recently settled out of court with the family of a decubitus ulcer victim. Poplar Living Center in Casper has been cited repeatedly by health officials for poor care, including a recent citation of a nursing home van driver accidentally running over a blind resident that […]

Read More »

More Questions?

Ask Mike

Do You Have a Case?

Do You Have a Case?