pressure sore


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Synonyms for pressure sore

a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)

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In another case the estate of a 77-year-old man, who developed a grade three/four sacral pressure sore, which persisted for nine months and accelerated his death, was awarded the sum of PS21,500.
A DISABILITY champion has waited so long for a replacement wheelchair that he has developed pressure sores that need surgery Peter Read lost the ability to walk after he broke his back in a hand-glider accident in 1995.
FIRE Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board saw a "significant rise" in the number of hospitalacquired pressure sores last year and may struggle to breakeven financially in the next 12 months, says a new report.
Bentley, 65, of Woodthorpe Drive, Sandal, WaKefield, has denied charges relating to the alleged neglect of three elderly women who developed pressure sores at the home in 2011.
Dan Szajna, hopes to offer the Medical Community, Long Term Care, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Patients, and their families a reliable ever changing site full of medical information and products for their Lymphedema, wounds, pressure sores (decubitus ulcers), mobility, and pain management needs with answers and assistive solutions concerning these conditions.
The court went on to note that none of the defendants were, in fact, negligent in treating the pressure sore causing the pressure sore to worsen and ultimately lead to the several amputations and death of the patient.
HOSPITAL chiefs have been ordered to pay a disabled woman pounds 500,000 after a district nurse failed to properly diagnose infected pressure sores.
Angela wasn't a naive patient who was prone to complaining - she had personal experience of dealing with pressure sores and was fully aware that this particular one was turning bad.
Mnyaka conceded that her decision to offer her own assessment of the severity of the pressure sore in place of what her manager had said was a mistake," said a NMC spokeswoman.
Myers, 55, of Nuneaton, is accused of failing to ensure adequate assessment and treatment of patient's pressure sores and failing to ensure adequate documentation was being completed and maintained in respect of required nursing activities.
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of these interventions on pressure sore incidence, duration of admission, and associated cost.
However, only 83 percent (325 facilities) met the > 20 cutoff for the depression/anxiety QM, 67 percent (265 facilities) met the cutoff for the moderate/ severe pain QM, and 65 percent (257 facilities) met the cutoff for the low-risk pressure sore QM.
Other factors such as the force exerted during surgical manipulation may have accounted for the pressure sore formation.
Those with an existing pressure sore -- anywhere and of any -- severity were also more likely to have a new sore in 1993.