Bed sores can be healed and prevented through modern technologies.
Bed sores, also known as decubitus ulcers or pressure ulcers, are common for individuals with limited mobility or those who have circulatory issues, such as diabetics. These sores are caused by the pressure and friction of weight on a particular part of the body. The sores can also be due to the excess pressure reducing the ability for the body to properly circulate blood to that part of the body.
For pressure ulcer treatment, wounds must be staged and assessed to determine the care needed for the patient.
Bed bound residents are at risk for developing pressure ulcers. Such wounds can develop quickly in areas where constant pressure occurs between a boney prominence and another surface. The first step for a clinician to effectively manage and treat a pressure ulcer is to first assess and stage the wound by following five succinct steps.