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Decubitus Ulcers, Pressure Sores and Bed Sores Are Classified In Stages According to the Severity Of The Wound

A decubitus ulcer is a pressure sore or what is commonly called a “bed sore”. It can range from a very mild pink coloration of the […]

The Relationship Between Dehydration and the Development of Pressure Sores, Bed Sores & Decubitus Ulcers

Dehydration Can Cause Pressure Sores The relationship of dehydration to the development of bed sores (or pressure sores, pressure ulcer or decubitus ulcers– whatever you prefer […]

Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Shall No Longer Reimburse Long Term Health Care Facilities For Any Costs Associated With “Never Events”

Medicare and Medicaid Rules for Never Events In October 2008, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began requiring hospitals that receive federal funding from […]

Federal Regulations Covering Nursing Homes State Elder Entering Nursing Home Should Not Develop Decubitus Ulcers, Bed Sores and / or Pressure Sores Unless They Are Clinically Unavoidable

Too often, we hear that nursing home residents develop bed sores without really understanding what has happened to them. The terms “bed sore”, “pressure ulcer” and […]

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Is Often The Cause of Skin Infections

Serious Skin Infections Can Occur in Nursing Homes Nursing home abuse and neglect are often the cause of skin infections like decubitus ulcers. When a nursing […]

AHCPR Offers Some Good Facts To Know about Decubitus Ulcers, Pressure Sores & Bedsores

AHCPR Clinical Practice Guideline The following is a summary of the actual AHCPR Clinical Practice Guideline. It is strongly recommended that you obtain and read a […]

Bedsores Should Not Develop With Competent Nursing Care

Bedsores seem a natural part of being tied in bed, especially in elderly patients. The truth is that it elders should not develop pressure sores if […]

Pressure Sore Staging and Management

Pressure Ulcer Staging and Management The treatment of pressure ulcers has progressed due to technical advances from manufacturers of wound care products and associations dedicated to […]

Bedsores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers Develop Because of The Conscious Decisions To Ignore Patients Needs

Nursing Home Patient Neglect Can be Intentional In nursing homes, negligent acts by staff account for the majority of injuries and deaths. Nonetheless, there are situations […]

Bedsores, Pressure Sores & Decubitus Ulcers:  Nothing To Be Taken Lightly

When a person ages, the skin becomes thinner. Thus, when elderly people become bedridden, bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers – easily occur. […]

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