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Pressure Sore Negligences

Lesion or wounds which can form around the body on bony areas are pressure sores.

They have an effect on individuals, by and large, who remain lying in one spot for a long duration, and who are neglected the required treatment from the start.

These lesions and wounds can be of a critical nature, with some of them taking an extended time to heal, while other stores tend not completely to heal.

Pressure sores which reach that particular point can have an adverse effect on the life of an individual, and can result in several instances in problematic mobility.

These sores appear when a patient has been still in the exact position in a hospital bed, or the patient receives care at home for quite some time without being moved at routine intervals by a healthcare employee diminishing the blood supply to particular parts of the body resulting in tissue damage.

In pressure sore cases, there is a high percentage which can be prevented if the proper steps are taken as soon as development ensues; pressure sores can be prevented altogether if patients are regularly turned and moved.

Precious sore negligences can be kept to a minimum if medical practitioners follow suitable grid lines.

Behind the development of pressure sores, the mechanics entail unrelieved pressure on body parts that are bony.

Blood flow, gradually, becomes restricted and tissue and the skin die, causing in the area the wound developing.

Most typically, pressure sores develop in the body’s bony areas with little tissue or muscle to cushion the body weight over an extended time duration.

Typical Areas of the Body Prone to Pressure Sores

A pressure sore can develop virtually anywhere, but the most typical areas of the body prone to pressure sores are the following: head, buttocks, back, and heels.

Movement and positioning are certainly factors in pressure sores; however, the hygiene and healthcare of a patient are involved as well.


Dehydration and poor nutrition can have an impact on the health of the skin, and the ability of the body to heal; this makes individuals more vulnerable to sustaining pressure sores.

Patients, also, who are permitted to sit in feces, urine, or wet bedding and clothing for a duration of time are likely, as well, to develop pressure sores and skin deterioration.

When pressure unrelieved is in combination with other conditions, such as malnourishment and incontinence, the risk of the patient for development of pressure sores can be increased exponentially.

Pressure sore negligences can be problematic, in addition to the disability and pain that accompany the pressure sore, and open wound; this can increase the likelihood of patients in catastrophic medical complications, such as: sepsis, infection, amputation, gangrene, osteomyelitis, and death.

It is crucial that pressure sores are promptly treated as they become detected to prevent wounds from accelerating to result in pressure sore negligences.

At the early stages, if allowed to progress, pressure sores can be a challenge to heal into the tissue of the patient as they become deeper.

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