I'm a new nurse working in LTC.
Can someone explain to me how a blood blister would form on a patient's heel?
This resident is obese, sits in a wheel chair all day with her heels resting on the floor. Fluid is continually leaking from her legs, mostly it drips onto the floor but some of it runs down her legs. She has a history of open wounds on her calf and shin that are positive for MRSA.
We've been using skin prep on her heels for months but the development of the blood blister is new. Its approximately 2.5 x 2.5 cm and being treated with skin prep until it opens.
What caused the blood blister?