Bedsore Dressing at Nursing Home Noble Care

Preventing Pressure Ulcers at Noble Care Nursing Home

Pressure ulcers (PUs) are entirely preventable, and at Noble Care, we prioritize the prevention and management of these potentially serious wounds. Our nursing staff plays a central role in this process, employing evidence-based practices and recognized risk assessment tools to assess patients’ risk of developing PUs and implementing preventive measures.

Risk Assessment and Holistic Evaluation

Our well-trained nurses conduct comprehensive assessments to identify patients at risk of developing PUs. Using evidence-based practice and recognized risk assessment tools, we evaluate various factors contributing to PU development, including immobility, moisture, friction, and nutrition. This holistic approach ensures that preventive measures are tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

Mechanical Load Reduction

One of the most critical preventive measures for PUs is reducing mechanical load on vulnerable areas of the body. Our nursing staff assists patients who cannot turn or reposition themselves by implementing frequent turning and repositioning protocols. By relieving pressure on bony prominences, we aim to prevent the development of pressure ulcers and promote skin integrity.

Frequent Position Changes

We believe in the importance of frequent movement and position changes for patients who are bedridden or seated for extended periods. Our nursing staff ensures that patients are repositioned regularly to alleviate pressure on susceptible areas and maintain adequate blood flow to the skin.

Skin Monitoring and Care

Monitoring the patient’s skin is essential for early detection and prevention of pressure ulcers. Our nursing staff keeps the bedding dry, avoids massaging bony parts of the body, and uses mild skin cleansers to maintain skin integrity. By promoting cleanliness and avoiding friction, we aim to prevent skin breakdown and minimize the risk of PU development.

In conclusion, at Noble Care, we are committed to preventing pressure ulcers through proactive assessment, mechanical load reduction, frequent position changes, and meticulous skin care. By prioritizing preventive measures and implementing evidence-based practices, we strive to maintain the highest standard of care and promote skin integrity for all patients under our supervision.