In this episode, Steve and Martha discuss:

  • All bedsores are pressure ulcers, but not all pressure ulcers are bedsores
  • Changes in long term care settings, including eliminating the use of restraints
  • Many facilities don’t check to see if existing medications could be eliminated or replaced
  • Many nurses and even doctors aren’t trained on wound care

Key Takeaways:

  • Bedsores are typically caused by laying in the same position for too long
  • Wounds are often a barometer of health, a person with other health issues is more likely to get bedsores
  • A wound may not appear for 3-10 days depending on the patient history and the time of the year
  • Don’t feel guilty for asking questions about a wound found on your loved one

“[A bedsore] can be so significant that they can result in deterioration of the skin and the tissue all the way down to bone. And then of course, they can become infected, that infection can lead to sepsis. sepsis can lead to complete organ failure and eventually death.” —  Martha Kelso

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