Pressure Sore Prevention Plan implemented in Hospitals

Hospitals should not let patients develop decubitus ulcers

Hospitals are required to implement pressure relieving measures in order to prevent decubitus ulcers in hospital patients

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 hospital pressure sore chart also details treatment of pressure sores. While treatment of hospital bedsores is expensive, it is a requirement to maintain the patient’s health. Generally speaking, Stage 1 and Stage 2 hospital decubitus ulcers can be healed. However, once a bedsore deteriorates to a Stage III or Stage 4 decubitus ulcer, it becomes harder to heal. For more information on stages of decubitus ulcers, click here. Debridements and plastic surgery are possible treatment solutions for Stage 4 decubitus ulcers.

When hospitals fail to turn and reposition their patients, skin breakdown (like pressure sores) develop. Patients with decubitus ulcers are at a higher risk of infection (like sepsis) and disease by way of their open wounds. Bedsore patients also suffer painful decubitus ulcer wounds which require debridements and surgery. If your loved one developed a pressure sore in a hospital, do the right thing. Blow the whistle, expose the elder neglect, file an administrative report with the hospital and file a decubitus ulcer lawsuit with a decubitus ulcer lawyer.

If you have any questions about your potential bed sore lawsuit, like “how do I get my records?” or “How much is my pressure sore case worth?”, call 561-316-7207 to speak for free with a bed sore lawyer.

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