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Pressure Sore Prevention Plan implemented in Hospitals

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 […]

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Decubitus Ulcers in Hospitals

Decubitus ulcers form in elderly hospital patients when they are neglected for days at a time. This is a major problem in American hospitals. This article analyzes a recent government study into the real costs that pressure sores have on our health system. Bedsores are more than just hazardous to the patient’s health, they also […]

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Rise in MRSA infections due to bedsores

January 18, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer in Hospital,Infected Pressure Sore,Pressure Sores in Hospital   |   0 Comment

Synopsis: A rise in MRSA, viruses untreatable by antibiotics, is partially due to the rise in untreated decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. These bedsores allow an easy access point for MRSA to be contracted. “More New Zealanders are contracting the antibiotic resistant superbug MRSA. But the number of people catching a lesser known bug, ESBL, […]

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Nurses Highlight Hospital Bedsore Issue

January 15, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Can I sue a Hospital for Pressure Sore?,Decubitus Ulcer in Hospital   |   0 Comment

Synopsis: The importance of preventing decubitus ulcers was highlighted in an awareness week dedicated to the issue of pressure sores. Bedsores can affect up to 10 percent of patients admitted to hospitals. “A LOCAL group of nurses highlighted the importance of preventing pressure ulcers last week and organised a dedicated Awareness Week. The week involved […]

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