Bedsores — also called pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers — are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. If Patient is immobile due to paralysis, Fracture Poly trauma also patients who are on venti support and sedation are prone to bed sore. Wockhardt Hospitals, nagpur are taking a step to raise awareness in this direction.
Bedsores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone.
Dr. Nirmal Jaiswal, Senior Consultant- Internal and Critical Care Medicine Jaiswal says that proper skin care using medicated lotions with high end air beds with skin movements helps in less incidence of bed sore.
In Europe 3rd Thursday of Nov every year is celebrated as a stop pressure ulcer (Bed Sore) day
We are taking inspiration from EPUAP and implementing this at Wockhardt Hospitals with Badges and awareness of the same.
For this an efficient, vigilant and trained nursing team is required for prevention of bed sore which complicates the main disease.
Wockhardt Hospital is ready for management and has a separate committee for monitoring this activity so that the patient should not suffer or die because of this modifiable and preventable reason that is bed sore.
Bed sores are major issues in patients who are bed ridden for long time.
Not just in hospitals but also at home when they are being taken care of by family members.
Wockhardt Hospitals ensure that their patients do not get infected from this painful condition.
In order to raise awareness on the same- Dr. Nirmal Jaiswal, Dr. Vaibhav Agrawal and Dr. Chetan Sharma, Dr. Amit Bhatti and Dr. Rahul Zamad conducted an informative session for their patients today.