Wound Care
Bed sores occur when a person is bedridden, unconscious, unable to sense pain, or immobile. Bed sores are ulcers that occur on areas of the skin that are under pressure from lying in bed, sitting in a wheelchair, and/or wearing a cast for a prolonged period of time.

Specific treatment for wound care is based on the severity of the bed sore condition. Treatment may be more difficult once the skin is broken and may include the following:

  1. Removing pressure on the affected area
  2. Protecting the wound with medicated gauze or other special dressings
  3. Keeping the wound clean
  4. Transplanting healthy skin to the wound area
  5. Medication (i.e. antibiotics to treat infections)

Wound Care