Current Category: Healing Bed Sores

Why is a patient’s hydration level critical to healing bed sores?

Though widely accepted in the medical community as an essential component of good health, proper hydration is critical for patients who need to heal existing bed sores.  Adequate hydration is critical to for multiple functions in the body that are particularly important in patients with existing bed sore such circulation,…

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What types of wound dressing can be used on bed sores?

In order for bed sores to heal, attention must be paid to the removing dead tissue and protecting the wound from infection causing bacteria.   Dressings are usually applied to help the body heal itself.  The type of dressing and the frequency with which it is to be changed is ordered…

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How do medical facilities assess healing bed sores?

In order to maximize the effectiveness of bed sore treatment, medical facilities need to monitor bed sores as they heal.  Most medical facilities assess how well a bed sore (also called: decubitus ulcer, pressure ulcer or pressure sore) is healing based on the size of the wound and the physical…

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Why do some wound clinics and nursing homes suggest the use of Clinitron beds for patients with bed sores?

A Clinitron bed is specially designed bed for people with bed sores (also referred to as decubitus ulcer, pressure sores or pressure ulcers).  Clinitron beds use 'air fluidized therapy' (AFT) to reduce pressure on areas of the body and to assist in the wound healing process. Clinitron beds are designed…

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