Pressure Sores

NICE Guidelines. As Caretobedifferent.co.uk remind usNICE guidelines on pressure sore prevention and management could be useful in your Continuing Healthcare case”.  Guidance states: care interventions MUST be documented. Check your care provider is recording relevant info in care plan/daily care notes. (NICE: National Institute for Clinical Excellence – Non-Departmental Public Body accountable to Dept … Continued

Pressure Ulcers – Repositioning. Please remember the person with a pressure ulcer must be repositioned if they cannot move independently.  This could be 90 degrees lateral rotation, but also 30 degree tilting with a pillow support at the back.

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Can diagnosis and prevention of pressure ulcers be improved by a new hand-held scanner?  Nursing teams at UK hospitals are trialling them. It is said to give an objective tool that allows looking at the damage that might be occurring beneath the skin’s surface long before that damage shows up on the surface of the … Continued

PROSPER.  A 2-year pilot project planning to improve resident safety in care homes.  Developed by the Health Foundation, independent charity in partnership with ECC, Univ College London Partners and Essex care homes aimed at reducing hospital admissions as a result of falls, pressure ulcers, and catheter and urinary infections.  What do you think?  Read about … Continued

Over £1 billion can be saved by preventing pressure ulcers say NICE The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the body that provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care services in UK.  Most pressure sores are avoidable!

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Pressure Sores on heels?  Help avoid them or help take pressure off them if you have them,  use a pressure relieving cushion to rest loved ones heels on.  We can vouch for visco elastic memory foam ones called Mediform cushions.

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POSTURE – something can be done. Alexander Technique good advice for posture for the elderly and carers. See our articles for local practitioner.

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