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HOMECARE OF THE ELDERLY: PREVENTION OF BEDSORES 
Aug 21, 2021

HOMECARE OF THE ELDERLY: PREVENTION OF BEDSORES 

  Some of us are so fortunate to have elderly members in our family. However, with a busy schedule in this competitive world, we might not get enough time to spend with them, but, their health becomes a matter of concern. With increasing age, they would need a specialized approach to home care to keep them healthy. Unfortunately, with growin...
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Risk Factors for Pressure Ulcers
Aug 13, 2021

Risk Factors for Pressure Ulcers

BEDSORE: THE RISK FACTORSDo you have someone at home or in the hospital who is immobilized? Is he or she bedridden or wheelchair-bound?While you would always like to keep your loved ones healthy and safe, it may not be always possible. The ones who are immobilized are already under stress. You must be under stress too seeing your loved ones immobil...
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Treating Bed Sores
Aug 05, 2021

Treating Bed Sores

  PROMPT Treatment of bedsores regardless of the grade is ESSENTIAL to preventing further complications. The key principles of treating pressure ulcers are:  · Reducing pressure on the affected skin · Caring for wounds · Controlling pain ·   Preventing bedsores and associated infection ·   Ma...
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Common Sites for Development of Bedsores
Jul 15, 2021

Common Sites for Development of Bedsores

Bedsores or pressure ulcers are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue caused by prolonged pressure on the skin or due to repeated friction on the skin. Bedsores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body. Bedsores are more likely to develop in individuals who are bed-bound or paralyzed.  Reposi...
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Causes of Bedsores
Mar 20, 2021

Causes of Bedsores

BED SORES: A RUN-THROUGH One of the most commonly encountered medical conditions, BED SORES aka pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers or pressure sores are skin or soft tissue injuries that come about when blood flow to the area is interrupted due to constant or prolonged pressure. Bed sores most often develop over areas where ...
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