Margaret Doucette DO


Zonas comunes en las que se forman lesiones por presión

Las lesiones por presión suelen ser causadas por presión en la piel que no se alivia. Por lo general, se forman en la piel que cubre zonas huesudas. Los lugares más comunes son la parte de atrás de la cabeza y las orejas, los hombros, los codos, la parte baja de la espalda y las nalgas, las caderas, la parte interna de…

Pressure Injuries: Stages

Pressure injuries are described in four stages . Stage 1 sores are not open wounds. The skin may be painful, but it has no breaks or tears. The skin appears reddened and does not blanch (lose color briefly when you press your finger on it then remove your finger). In a dark-skinned person, the area may appear to be a…

Pressure Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

How can pressure injuries be prevented? Relieve pressure on the skin Relieving and spreading out pressure is the most important part of both preventing and treating pressure injuries. Putting pressure on one spot for long periods of time decreases blood flow to that area. This damages or kills the cells and creates a…

Pressure Injuries: Stages

Pressure injuries are described in four stages . Stage 1 sores are not open wounds. The skin may be painful, but it has no breaks or tears. The skin appears reddened and does not blanch (lose color briefly when you press your finger on it then remove your finger). In a dark-skinned person, the area may appear to be a…

Pressure Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

How can pressure injuries be prevented? Relieve pressure on the skin Relieving and spreading out pressure is the most important part of both preventing and treating pressure injuries. Putting pressure on one spot for long periods of time decreases blood flow to that area. This damages or kills the cells and creates a…