Douglas County Health Department

This reduces circulation in this space, which in time will cause the skin and tissue to break open. The physique withstands this strain when sleeping by naturally turning itself, nonetheless, when a patient is immobilized and in a single place for days on finish, this can lower off the circulation in these areas causing ulcers or bed sores to develop. If found early, bed sores are treatable. Nonetheless, they could generally be deadly. According to well being authorities in the UK and USA, bed sores are the second iatrogenic explanation for loss of life, after opposed drug reactions. Iatrogenic cause of loss of life means surprising demise brought on by medical remedy – dying brought on by the motion of a doctor or a remedy the doctor prescribed. Within the Fifties, Doreen Norton (1922-2007), a British nurse, used research to reveal that the most effective therapy and prevention of bedsores … Read More