Decubitus ulcer: risk factors, prevention and treatment
Friday, April 1, 2011
Decubitus ulcers are most commonly seen in debilitated and malnourished animals as well as those with long-term bandaging or hospitalization. Identifying risk factors is key to preventing the condition developing. Implementing a good nursing care plan will ensure continuity of care and will help minimize the occurence and progression of decubitus ulcers. If treatment for an existing ulcer is required, there are a number of nursing interventions that can be implemented to help avoid a prolonged painful and debilitating recovery.
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