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Dr Andrew Greensmith, plastic surgeon  -  23 Nov 2009
ABC Regional Online...that you were lying on we had all sorts of issues to consider such as the possibility of pressure sores which would lead to infection of the expanders. ...

Hospital stay makes dementia worse  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
The Press AssociationComplaints included patients being confined to bed and not being allowed to walk, weight loss, dehydration, pressure sores and incontinence. ...

Leeds: Outcry at nursing care failure after patient's death  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Yorkshire Evening PostShe said: "There is no excuse for anyone of any age to have pressure sores especially now you have got the lifting equipment. This is basic nursing skills ...

Powys Teaching Health Board uses Datix to record bed sore incidents and their ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
SourceWire (press release)The THB also has three specialist Tissue Viability Nurses (TVNs), who advise on wound care and help patients to avoid pressure sores and ulcers. ...

NHS slated for failing to preserve patients' dignity  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
ScotsmanMartin's medical adviser said the pressure sores on the body of Lachie Turner, who was treated at Glasgow's Southern General, were the worst he had seen. ...

Nursing Home Numbers, Thursday Special Report  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
WTVW..."Taxpayers are basically funding poor care- abuse, starvation, dehydration, pressure sores- then above that the criminal things sexual abuse has become a ...

Nurses could save NHS £9bn by improving patient nutrition and taking other ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Nursing TimesA further £1bn could be saved if the number of patients admitted into hospital due to pressure sores was cut in half. The report says NHS Newham achieved ...

State to probe DHS after judge blasts woman's care  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Detroit Free PressAnother referral in August of 2006 found Agnes “filthy, with multiple pressure sores, and not well nourished,? Still, DHS determined no signs of abuse, ...

Leeds hospital pays out after war hero is infected by superbug  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Calverley Today..."We recognise that, regrettably, the measures to prevent Mr Ballinger suffering pressure sores did not meet the standards the trust strives to achieve. ...

Home care helps Fleck's independence  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Hancock County Journal Pilot...“They look me over on my back, my feet and my seat, trying to stay on top of pressure sores because I can't feel anything. There was a place that was being ...

Helping diabetics keep their feet and toes healthy: a NetWellness column  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Plain DealerCuts or blisters can easily turn into decubitus ulcers, also known as pressure sores or bed sores, which become infected and have difficulty healing. ...

Hidden Mistakes In Hospitals  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Hartford CourantUnder the revised law, even deadly misdiagnoses are no longer reportable, and, with the exception of patients who develop severe pressure sores, ...

Barrhaven man comes home  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Barrhaven This WeekClair said pressure sores are common as patients can't move around in bed. Clarke's injury came from a fall while he was running to catch a bus. ...

2009 Festival of Trees helps support children with Prader-Willi Syndrome  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
West Fargo PioneerIt was necessary to reposition her small body every twenty minutes to avoid pressure sores which would develop because she was unable to reposition herself ...

Charity's bid to find stricken dog owners  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
South Wales Evening PostThe animal had a growth on his right paw as well as pressure sores on his other legs and hips. He was unable to bear his own weight, and his eyes and ears ...

Turn off the machine, says right-to-die baby's doctor  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Daily Mail...children he had care for, lacking the ability to cough or swallow and dependent on being moved every two hours to stop him developing pressure sores. ...

Sharing to help others  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Times Online - Auckland...“The soft mattress helps with people's skin integrity, preventing pressure sores,? says Ms Minton. “When people are sick they don't need skin sores on top ...

Country View turns the corner after 2007 turmoil  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierThe initial survey cited failure to provide proper care for pressure sores to some of the residents and problems with the times medications were ...

Clinical improvements could save NHS £9bn a year  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Health Service JournalA further £1bn could be saved if the number of patients admitted into hospital due to pressure sores - also a symptom of neglect - were halved. ...

Coroner raps Leicester hospital over death of granddad  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Leicester MercuryThe inquest heard the family did not know whether Mr Angelides had been turned over in bed to treat pressure sores as this was not detailed on any records ...

Spinal injury patients get help from peers  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Times of IndiaPeople die of urinary tract infection and pressure sores. You also loose all your sexual functions. I remember it wasn't my doctor who inspired me to keep ...

THEYDON BOIS: Family receives payout following anger at pensioner's hospital ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Guardian SeriesHer family say she sustained pressure sores to her feet while in the Leytonstone hospital and was given the wrong dose of the drug Warfarin. ...

Caps on Damages Make No Sense  -  ‎Nov 7, 2009‎ (blog)Mr. B. , an Alzheimer patient in a 'special unit' who despite no other physical diseases developed multiple state 4 pressure sores, contractures and severe ...

Uganda: Gangrene- Don't Wait to Lose a Limb  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎"Patients who have been bedridden for long get pressure sores which eventually lead to wet gangrene." It is common to notice a dark smudge on your skin and ...

Shelby County nursing homes fail inspection  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Memphis Commercial Appeal...department inspections, and quality measures, such as the percentage of residents with pressure sores, urinary tract infections and declining mobility. ...

Nuvo research provides WF10 licensing and development update  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)Chronic wounds can be caused by such conditions as burns, pressure sores and poor circulation in the lower extremities. Co-morbid conditions such as ...

Care home review is to get under way: Worst-performing homes will be in spotlight  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Halifax Evening Courier...the most notorious of which was that of 80-year-old Lily Leatham who suffered malnutrition and severe pressure sores at Laurel Bank Nursing Home, ...

Last updated at 11:28 AM on 05th November 2009  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Daily Mail...and reconstructive surgery for those who've suffered breast or skin cancer or deep pressure sores as a result of being bedridden or in a wheelchair. ...

Involving nurses in the complaints process leads to more effective care  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Nursing Times...part of an organisation's feedback mechanism and linked to incident reporting and other quality indicators such as pressure sores and infection. ...

Secure your child's future today, just after your baby is born – find out how  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Kolkata Mirror...pressure sores, traffic accidents, chemical and fire burns and Hemophilia A. They are also used to treat gynecological diseases,? added Dr Chowdhury. ...

California Accident Lawyers Ball & Roberts Win Settlement for Victimized ...  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎ (press release)Secondary problems can include pressure sores, bladder infections and palsies. The evaluation of spinal cord injuries requires the input and assistance of a ...

How to ensure quality is at the heart of the commissioning process  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Nursing TimesDerbyshire County PCT put in place a quality schedule with indicators such as pressure sores, nutrition, falls and infection control, and this has already ...

State watchdog agency charged with overseeing nursing homes negligent, suit claims  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Tri-Valley Herald...such as worsening, avoidable pressure sores and untreated weight loss — frequently signs of understaffed facilities with poor quality of care. ...

Payments denied to care center  -  15 Aug 2009
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.comFew residents were affected by problems with the proper treatment of pressure sores, Pemble said. The violations were initially discovered during May

Pressure on skin produces bedsores  -  ‎Aug 7, 2009‎
SunJournal.comA better name for bedsores is pressure sores. Body weight compresses skin between bone and an unyielding mattress. The pressure cuts off blood supply to the

Ogenix Awarded GSA Schedule for EPIFLO Product Line for Sales to ...  -  ‎Aug 12, 2009‎
PR Leap (press release)Its EPIFLO products are particularly effective on difficult to heal wounds such as diabetic ulcers, venous stasis and pressure sores.

Family's questions over elderly mother's death  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
Sunderland EchoBut Mrs Laverick denied Mrs Welsh had pressure sores while at St Mark's. She said: "We had her for five years and I can hand on heart say there was no

Covenant residents show support for Concordia  -  ‎Aug 13, 2009‎
The Jewish Chronicle...such as Foxcrest's policy to admit and treat patients with pressure sores when other facilities won't, or its policy to indentify and treat patients

Rowers help get Dave Martin mobile again  -  ‎Aug 14, 2009‎
Reading PostPeople with paralysis suffer from osteoporosis, artherosclerosis and pressure sores unless they can get some sort of exercise. The bike will allow Mr Martin

Care home is 'left to ruin', owner claims  -  ‎Jul 24, 2009‎
Dinnington TodayAll 33 elderly residents at Highfields in North Anston were evacuated last September, after Rotherham Hospital raised concerns over pressure sores on one

Iron-binding Drug Could Help Diabetics Heal Stubborn Wounds  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Blisters, cuts or pressure sores on diabetic patients' lower limbs often heal slowly or not at all, putting patients at risk for infection and amputation.

Within health care hides massive, avoidable death toll  -  ‎Aug 8, 2009‎
Houston ChronicleThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' “Hospital Compare? Web site is silent on adverse events such as wrong-side surgeries, pressure sores and

Malaysia StarParalysed persons can't feel a thing from their waist down, and this makes them vulnerable to pressure sores which can eventually kill if infection sets in.

Scrubbing In: In-hospital falls serious business these days  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
Philadelphia InquirerThey actually are associated with negative consequences in the hospital, such as agitation, immobility, pressure sores, and asphyxiation.

Pig farmer fined for cruelty  -  ‎Aug 12, 2009‎
Weekly Times NowThe court heard that the farrowing crates had concrete floors and that some pigs had infected pressure sores. Many pigs received irregular water because

Joan Aragone: Grass roots advocacy works  -  ‎Aug 9, 2009‎
San Mateo County Times...were arrested on suspicion of criminal abuse and neglect of a resident whose untreated pressure sores were so severe that they resulted in fatal sepsis.

Family looking for clarity on son's death  -  ‎Aug 9, 2009‎
Lincoln Journal StarThe initial autopsy concluded they were pressure sores, Bell said. Brad Bell had been paralyzed from the waist down since a friend accidentally shot him

Medical outreach moves, challenges Mission of Hope  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
Plattsburgh Press Republican..."Skin integrity is absolutely amazing on some of these people," said Nielson, who knows the effort it takes to keep the bedridden free of pressure sores.

Leas Cross report shows repeated failings  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
Irish HealthThese problems included serious pressure sores, severe dehydration, urinary tract infections, anorexia, septicaemia and chronic constipation.

AMS wins US approval for silver foam technology  -  ‎Aug 10, 2009‎
Crain's Manchester BusinessThe product has gained approval for use in treating pressure sores, diabetic ulcers, leg ulcers, graft and donor sites, lacerations and abrasions,

A "Security Blanket" for Roadsides  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
Southwest News-Herald...and that figure is predicted to rise by 10 percent annually as the nation's population ages and the incidence of these pressure sores increases.

Many Question Usefulness Of Nursing Home Ratings And Comparisons  -  ‎Aug 1, 2009‎
Hartford CourantFor example, homes that specialize in managing pressure sores and pain have more patients with those problems, and that can skew the homes' ratings,

Tips for keeping your child cool in their wheelchair  -  ‎Jul 27, 2009‎
Examiner.comPressure sores increase with wet clothes, so don't let them stay too long in those water park clothes, but keep a extra set of dry clothes handy to change

New tool to reveal nursing quality  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Nursing TimesA report commissioned by the CNO and published last autumn recommended failure to rescue, healthcare-associated infections, falls and pressure sores as the

Terminally ill Bristol woman praises assisted suicide ruling  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Bristol Evening PostShe relies on oxygen and sleeps for more than 18 hours a day and suffers trouble with her breathing and she has to endure pressure sores because she spends

Elderly patients abused in nursing home scandal  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
Irish Independent...medicine. cases where severe pressure sores were allowed to develop. several cases where residents were able to leave their nursing home unsupervised.

Queen thanks QA manager for initiative  -  ‎Aug 6, 2009‎
Portsmouth NewsFalls were reduced by 30 per cent and the number of pressure sores dropped by almost a third. Sara took her father to the garden party after being nominated

One giant leap for nankind  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
The SunShe's got special foam on her chair to prevent pressure sores. A personal alert alarm in case she keels over again. And a cupboard full of pills to keep her

GREENWICH: Physiotherapist sets up charity to help disabled ...  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
News Shopper...a better position for breathing, eating and digestion, and regular changes in position will help to reduce the likelihood of getting pressure sores.?

Neglect verdict in Notts care home death  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
This is NottinghamCARE workers neglected a Notts pensioner who died after suffering 'huge' pressure sores, a coroner has ruled. Marion Sperry, 74, died at Bassetlaw General

US cheer for Advanced Medical  -  ‎Aug 10, 2009‎ (subscription)The approval covers the use of the product to dress 'light to moderate exuding', partial to full thickness wounds, including pressure sores, diabetic ulcers

Iron-binding drug may assist in healing diabetes-related stubborn ...  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
HealthJockey.comSupposedly, blisters, cuts or pressure sores on diabetic patients' lower limbs heal slowly or in some cases don't heal at all. This seems to put patients at

Disabled man Matthew Brook is finally at a home which meets his ...  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
This is Local London..."Matthew shuffles around lightly on his knees which are heavily padded and bandaged because of continuous pressure sores. "He can only sit for two hours at

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