In most cases, Pressure Ulcers, Bed Sores also known as Decubitus Ulcers can be prevented. When they are present; complications can develop such as infections and prolonged hospital stays. The patient’s overall prognosis decreases and it may contribute to premature mortality. This is why healthcare professionals must thoroughly document pressure ulcer and bed sore assessments. Assessment forms and flow sheets will vary from facility to facility, but the information collected does not.
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Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.