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decubitus ulcersBedsores. ULCERS caused by unduly sustained skin pressure. These affect especially the buttocks, the heels, the elbows and the back of the head of people with loss of sensation from neurological damage or who are paralysed or too debilitated to move much. Bedsores may progress to complete local loss of skin with exposure of the underlying tendons or bone.
Patient discussion about decubitus ulcers
Q. I ask a client's Dr. to script flexaril for a lower back spasm and he made it for a drug called zanaflex? I am unfamiliar with zanaflex, what is the difference between it and flexaril 25mg? Benefits? Risks? I got him to order the air mattress and extended bed because client is 6'3" and is already bedridden on my 1st day..try to beat the skin breakdown, already stage I decubitis ulcers. I tried to talk the client into slideboard and lift away arm wheelchair...noway..he wants to walk bent with a rolling walker. He already had a lift chair delivered, so he just goes from bed to lift chair. He refuses to let me bathe him. He can't see, and he has me check his draw up on insulin to make sure it's right. He sends the P.T. man right back out the door after he signs the sheet. Difficult pt.!