Bed Sores

Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are 10 times more common than Medicare data shows, research suggests

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The Medicare program often paints a far rosier picture of hospitals' pressure ulcer rates than is indicated by data collected bedside by nurses, according to a newly published study.

Low-tech approaches to pressure ulcers and incontinence care deliver big savings for LTC facilities, researchers say

Low-tech treatments and prevention efforts for pressure ulcers — such as pressure-reduction foam mattresses and foam cleansers — could lower costs for long-term care facilities, a Canadian study has found. "Something relatively easy" that will have "a relatively large impact," is how one principal investigators characterized it.

Experimental treatment might help slow-to-heal wounds

Researchers have found what they hope is a promising approach to treating diabetic wounds, bed sores, chronic ulcers and other slow-to-heal wounds.