Care recipient (cr) often gets pressure ulcers or sores

Try: Assist cr to the bathroom or provide a bedpan or urinal frequently check on incontinent cr every hour or so if cr can walk ask him to take a walk with caregiver (cg) every 2 hours remind paralyzed cr to change positions in the wheelchair or move to the bed for a while make sure the bed linens are clean dry and wrinkle free at all times give cr frequent back rubs minimize skin injury caused by friction or shearing try using lift devices and lift sheets when moving and repositioning cr try using elbow pads and heel booties avoid raising the head of the bed more than 30 degrees offer refreshing drinks frequently encourage cr to eat well

Materials: Bedpan or urinal clean bed linens lift devices and lift sheets elbow pads heel booties refreshing drinks cr’s favorite healthy foods snacks

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile

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References: lippincott’s essentials for nursing assistants by pj carter 2007 philadelphia lippincott williams & wilkins pp 448-9

Keywords: Bedbound pressure ulcers pressure sores wheelchair

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

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