Care recipient (cr) is bedbound and you are concerned about bed sores or skin problems

Try: Check the cr cr’s skin twice a day if possible or daily at a minimum pay close attention to the skin on the back of the ears buttocks heels and back avoid electric blankets or heating pads because they quickly become warm enough to burn use heel protectors to protect the skin of the heels this is a common site of bed sores

Materials: Heel protectors

Categories: Medical Physical, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from the internet website www docstoc com – compassionate community care – best practice caring for the bed bound client 2009

Keywords: Bedbound pressure sores skin heels

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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