Prevention and care of pressure sore
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Prevention and care of pressure sore
CARE OF PRESSURE
Pressure ulcers are localized areas of necrotic soft
tissue that occur when pressure applied to the
skin over time is greater than normal capillary
closure pressure which is about 32 mm hg
Pressure to be removed
Nutritional electrolyte balances are maintained
Friction and shear reduced
Avoid moisture to the skin
Wash with sterile saline solution
Avoid antiseptic solution
Semi permeable occlusive dressing
Minimizing the loss of fluid and proteins
STAGE 3 AND 4
Drain the necrotic tissues and cleaned /debrided
Topical treatment is prescribed
New granulation tissue must be protected
Prevent further trauma pressure
Change position at least every 2 hours to relieve
Use items that can help reduce pressure -pillows, sheepskin, foam padding, and powders
from medical supply stores.
Eat well-balanced meals that contain enough
calories to keep you healthy.
Drink plenty of water (8 to 10 cups) every day.
Exercise daily, including range-of-motion
Keep the skin clean and dry.
After urinating or having a bowel movement,
clean the area and dry it well. A doctor can
recommend creams to help protect the skin.
anemia, urethral fistula, gangrene and very rarely
Lewis “medical surgical nursing” sixth edition
Mosby publication (2000) vol 2page no 1207-1208
Brunner and sudharth “medical surgical nursing”
12th edition Lippincott publication (2010)page no 185190
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