For the test, physicians and home health nurses used conventional treatments for such wounds as decubiti
, stasis ulcers, ischemic ulcers and surgical site wounds for 30 days; after this time, if the wound had not healed, they adopted the Optimum Outcomes system.
Which have the lowest incidences of serious infections, decubiti
, amputations, pneumonias and so forth.
For example, brain injury patients may need to learn to turn themselves to prevent development of decubiti
While not as prevalent among the nursing home population as decubiti
, the fact is that ischemic, diabetic, and venous insufficiency ulcers can lead to equally, if not more, serious consequences: repeated hospitalizations, recalcitrant infection, and chronic antibiotic use, and even amputation.