Pressure Staging? - page 2
I am looking for a web site that has really good pictures of staging. I am going to be doing training with LN... Read More
0Aug 24, '04 by sheilabwe stage all ulcers no matter where they are. they are photographed measured then treated appropriately. where is her rationale for what she said
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0Aug 24, '04 by nursing04Quote from sheilabUnfortunately, i don't know her rationale. I had told her that I worked w/ a wound care nurse on a difft occasion and she did stage them so you know how it is progressing. I'm a nursing student and she was asking her colleagues around us whether you stage an ulcer on the heel. Some said yes, some said maybe and she just thought you didn't. So, she went w/ that. This is a cardiac tele floor. (not that that matters). Yes, I still hold firmly to staging it. Thanks for your input!! I also went back to the wound care nurse I worked with and she said yes, she does. Just wanted to know so when I'm in practice (which is soon), I do the right thing. Thankswe stage all ulcers no matter where they are. they are photographed measured then treated appropriately. where is her rationale for what she said
0Nov 27, '04 by nursing4allhello
i hope that's what you looking for
i took it from fundamental concepts and skills for nursing
reddened or darkened skin that will not turn white when firmly pressed
partial skin loss that may appear as an abrasion, blister or shallow crater
full skin loss extending to underlying tissue
full skin loss extending beyond the underlying tissue to muscle and bone
by this way we can reduce the pressure
see theses websites about it
0Nov 27, '04 by totallytheresaThere was a report on our local news about maggot therapy. They came in a little vial marked Medical Maggots, the doctor applied them to the wound, covered them with a special dressing that keeps them all in but allows them to breathe, and away they went! They really cleaned up a huge foot ulcer, it was amazing- they showed the progress with before and after pics, with the MD saying he undoubtably would have had to amputate if not for the maggots. The patient was obviously happy with the results, and didn't appear to be too creeped out by it.