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Powerpoint Presentation on BedSores, or Pressure Ulcers. These are lesions often caused when tissues hit bone for a lengthy amount of time, restricting blood flow. They are quite common in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and even in hospices. Pressure ulcers are serious medical conditions, and exacerbated by other conditions like diabetes, perspiration, incontinence, infections or medications.

Powerpoint Presentation on BedSores, or Pressure Ulcers. These are lesions often caused when tissues hit bone for a lengthy amount of time, restricting blood flow. They are quite common in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and even in hospices. Pressure ulcers are serious medical conditions, and exacerbated by other conditions like diabetes, perspiration, incontinence, infections or medications.

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  1. 1.  Lesions often caused when soft tissues are pressed against bone for a long-period, which then restricts blood flow.  Quite common in nursing homes and long-term or hospice care centers.  Exacerbated by other conditions like diabetes, perspiration, incontinence, infections or medications that may impair the circulatory system.
  2. 2. Intrinsic  Aging  Chronic Disease  Impaired Mobility  Limited Activity  Fecal Incontinence  Malnutrition  Sensory Impairment Extrinsic  Pressure  Friction  Shearing  Limited Activity  Moisture
  3. 3. BEST TREATED THROUGH PREVENTATIVE CARE  Turning the patient regularly  Using catheters or impermeable dressings  Shifting paralyzed patients  Using Pressure-Distributive mattresses  Increasing Vitamin-C intake
  4. 4. Pressure Ulcers in America: Prevalence, Incidence, and Implications for the Future. (2001). Advanced Skin and Wound Care. 14 (4): 208- 15. Preventing and Treating Pressure Ulcers. (2009). UCan Health. Retrieved from: http://ucanhealth.com/topics/?T=pressure_ ulcer_amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis_ALS Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals. (2011). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from: http://www.ahrq.gov/ research/ltc/pressureulcertoolkit/ Gefen, A. (2008). How Much Time Does it Take to Get a Pressure Ulcer? Ostomy Wound Management. 54 (10) 26-35. Retrieved from: http://www.o-wm.com/content/how-much-time-does-it-take-get- a-pressure-ulcer-integrated-evidence-human-animal-and-in-vitr
  5. 5. Complications: Pain Dermal Damage Bleeding Infection Use of Best Practices Methods for preventing and treating pressure ulcers – AWARENESS! Effectiveness Outcomes: Wound healing Prevention of Sepsis Diminishing recurrence rate
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