Graduating with a nursing degree in hand, I was ready to bring my new knowledge and skills to the bedside. Thirty years later, I am amazed at how much I still have to learn and apply to my practice. In our right to keep seniors free of pressure ulcers, for example, we have missed an important tool for helping the skin be stronger and more resilient
I can remember a conversation that I overheard between my mother and aunt when my grandmother was in her last few years of life. In essence, they were talking about open areas that my grandmother had on her backside. I knew that what was happening to my grandmother was not a good thing for her. It certainly wasn't something I wanted for my mother.
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel is leading efforts to observe a "worldwide" pressure ulcer prevention day on Thursday. The objective is to increase awareness for pressure ulcer prevention and also educate caregivers and the public on the topic.
Have you heard that most clinicians are in agreement that there are unavoidable pressure ulcers?
Some pressure ulcers are unavoidable, according to updated guidance from wound care experts.