Avoid Bed Sores: How To Prevent Pressure Sores
There are 4 stages of Bed sores or Pressure sores they start out as reddened areas of skin. By relieving pressure on the body when a person is continually in bed you can help avoid bed sores.
Bed Sore Stages Pictures
Treating Bed Sores at home
When I worked in Aged Care Homes to prevent bed sores or relief from Pressure Ulcers we do what is called repositioning patients .Particularly bed ridden patients. What is re-positioning patients
This is turning the person over in bed: at least every two hours or more. Turn from side to side alternating left side and then in the next 2 hours turn onto the right side right. Then lay the person on their back removing the pressure of consistently laying on the same side.
Treating Bed Sores at home Of course there is a lot more to this and so that you can understand here is a very informative video.
Unable to purchase Medical Assist Equipment
if you are not able at this time to purchase any expensive equipment Use Pillows you will need three 3 pillows
You can purchase special pillows and cushions but, you can use ordinary pillows or cushions and even rolled up towels.
Gently try and roll the person onto their side
Tuck part of the edge of the pillow or rolled up towel under the patient and you will see it will tip them slightly off their side. For when they are lying on their back, position your pillows either side.
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Pressure Ulcer Mattress
A Pressure Ulcer Mattress helps prevent pressure sores (bed sores) one of the best treatment pressure sores can have, avoidance is the way to go.
They are available to purchase for those patients at home. I have reviewed some pressure mattresses for you
Alternating Pressure Mattress by Vive -Includes Electric Pump & Mattress Pad -Best Inflatable Bed Pad for Pressure Ulcers and your bed sores. Will Fit the beds in your home and standard hospital beds, and comes with a 1 year warranty.