How to Prevent Bed Sores

Are you among those people who are completely immobile as a result of age, medical conditions or injuries sustained as a result of an accident? If your answer is yes, then it is necessary that you or your caregiver know how to prevent bed sores.

Since your immobility could be long term, the decision concerning the type of long term care bed you will use and other factors will help prevent suffering from bed sores which are associated with extended confinement to bed.

First, you should know that bed sores are those pressure sores that spring up on various parts of your body as a result of that area of the skin being subjected to stress through extended periods of immobility and minimal repositioning.

Being confined to a bed is not something that does not need further complication by allowing cases of bed sores to arise. The following tips on how to prevent bed sores are geared towards helping you suffer from little or no bed sores while confined to your bed. They are:

Positioning:

While confined to a bed, it is necessary that you don’t stay in a particular position for a long period. This is where the Alpha II Long Term Care Bed comes in. With this type of LTC full electric bed that is fitted with multiple positioning functions, it is goodbye to bed sores.

It has a function that positions it in a recliner style and another that positions it in the lounge chair style which helps you to achieve comfort while resting in different positions. The low height makes it convenient for your caregiver to give you all the due attention you deserve.

Inspections:

Inspections should be carried out frequently to determine those areas of the body that comes frequently in contact with the bed and the patient’s position changed regularly to avoid the break out of any bed sores.

This particular tip on how to prevent bed sores is easier to follow when long term care beds like the Zenith Z3 is used. This type of bed is designed to make it convenient for caregivers to conveniently inspect and adjust a patient’s position without the risk of suffering injuries, either by the caregivers or the patient.

Nutrition:

If as a bed ridden patient you are placed on good nutritional diet, it goes a long way to prevent or minimize chances of development of bed sores. With this and the right long term care bed, you stand the chance of recovering from your medical condition without experiencing any form of bed sores.

With these few tips on how to prevent bed sores, you are sure to forestall any break out of bed sores both for yourself and your loved ones, especially if on long term care.

References:

http://www.wikihow.com/Prevent-Bed-Sores

http://www.ehow.com/how_13176_prevent-bedsores.html

http://www.superarticledirectory.com/Art/356164/46/How-to-Prevent-Bed-Sores.html

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