Workshop to be held to discuss better healing for bedsores
Pressure ulcers (bedsores, or decubitus ulcers) do not heal easily, but many people do not realize that steroid medications taken for other chronic health conditions and swelling can delay wound healing.
"As we age, simple wounds can have life-threatening consequences, especially if other medical conditions cause us to have compromised immune function, or if we delay treatment," says one surgeon.
"Wound Care and Aging, What's Normal, What's Not, and What You Can Do," is the workshop being held to address the issues of pressure ulcer and bed sore care. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter,
Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to
protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted
living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg,
Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.
Posted on Thu, October 29, 2009
by Kristie Pierce