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Video demonstrates proper pressure ulcer dressing changes

September 17, 2009
by JRosenfeld
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In order to heal a pressure ulcer, staff at nursing homes, hospitals, or wound clinics must pay extra attention to dressings on the wound. Too often, the problems associated with pressure ulcers are compounded when staff fails to follow physician orders with respect to the frequency of dressing changes or the dressings changes are not done properly.

When dressing changes are not properly done, the wound will take longer to heal and the likelihood of infection increases. This video demonstrates proper dressing changing technique.

Jonathan Rosenfeld is a lawyer who represents people injured in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Jonathan has represented victims of nursing home abuse and neglect throughout Illinois and across the country. Visit his personal blog at


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Maybe you ought to speak to someone who knows what dressing changes are really like since NPUAP no longer recommends wounds be rinsed with NSS or use an irrigation kit but that the pressure ulcer should be washed with a wound rinse to accurately clean the wound without damaging the wound bed. You also do not need to do a sterile dressing change anymore but you should do an aseptic change for each wound. Also wet to dry dressings are not the norm for wounds anymore unless you are debriding the wound bed. Sad that you think your putting proper info out there but you are actually confusing nonmedical people who won't know the difference.