Advocating for Long-term Care Residents Across New Jersey
Bedsores (also called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) are not only very painful, but they can also lead to septic shock, gangrene or death if left unchecked. Ideally, they should be prevented by frequently repositioning patients in beds and wheelchairs to allow blood to freely circulate. If a bedsore does form, nurses and staff need to notify the patient’s doctor and family and take appropriate action to begin treatment.
Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed. The overworked caregivers frequently fail to reposition patients, fail to identify the bedsore or fail to report it.
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