How to care for pressure sores

Pressure ulcer - care; Bedsore - care; Decubitus ulcer - care

Progression of a decubitis ulcer

If untreated, a pressure sore can progress from a small irritated but unbroken skin patch to a potentially life-threatening wound involving extensive tissue death and infection. Treatment of the serious decubitus ulcer may include debriding (excising) the dead tissue and administering systemic antibiotics.



Caring for a Pressure Sore

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