Care of Pressure area to heels - page 3

I have a resident who broke her hip, went to the hospital for a week for surgery ect and returned with pressure areas to bilat. heels. They are dark purple and one had a blister that resolved. It has been a month and they remain... Read More

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    Quote from IsisC
    If the pt is really immobile, NOOOOOO!!! not these. I thought these were a good idea at one time too, until it caused a terrible pressure ulcer on the leg of the pt. Float on good old fashion pillows.
    Thank you. I was going to say the same thing. Ulcerations under the blue ring would occur - on anterior & posterior surfaces of the leg. Haven't seen them used in years.

    To tammiancrn - were you thinking mercurochrome (sp?) and Maalox (or MOM)?
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    Quote from amoLucia
    Thank you. I was going to say the same thing. Ulcerations under the blue ring would occur - on anterior & posterior surfaces of the leg. Haven't seen them used in years.

    To tammiancrn - were you thinking mercurochrome (sp?) and Maalox (or MOM)?
    That's it
    Last edit by cardiacfreak on Oct 7, '13 : Reason: didn't finishcontext before being sent


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