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Medical Applications — Ulcer

Pressure Ulcers / Bedsores

Posted by Stephen Playford on

A Curse Worth Exorcising Pressure ulceration continually challenges the health professional to deliver the appropriate preventative care. Unfortunately, bed sores remain an unacceptably frequent occurrence in many Australian health institutions and costs the country over $350 million per annum! Despite the availability of risk assessment tools, pressure relieving and reducing aids and a considerable body of preventative information, the curse of pressure ulceration and bedsore development has not been exorcised! There are a few uncomplicated clinical practices which the health professional can follow to prevent pressure ulceration. They include determining the level of patient risk, the method for redistribution of patient...

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