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What is a bedsore case?

Bedsore cases usually arise in nursing homes.  They can be very painful. The occur from inadequate turning, inadequate nutrition and other factors.  Usually they occur from short staffing and cost cutting.  Sometimes they cannot be avoided.  Below are some great sites for investigating these claims.

http://www.bedsores.org/

http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Programs/Campaign/PressureUlcers.htm

http://www.bradenscale.com/images/protocols_by_level_of_risk.pdf

http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/Braden_Scale.pdf

http://www.ncsl.org/IssuesResearch/Health/MedicareNonpaymentforHospitalAcquiredConditio/tabid/14747/Default.aspx

http://www.qualityinsights.org/resources/DEQIO/Toolkits_2009/DE%20Nursing%20Home%20PU%20Toolkit%209SOW.pdf

http://nylawthoughts.com/2010/05/24/medical-malpractice-from-bed-sores-in-a-nursing-home-or-hospital/

http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Include/DataSection/Questions/ProximitySearch.asp?PrevPage=%3C Previous Step (enter bed sores in search area)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/pressuresores.html

http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/press-releases/study-patient-safety-incidents-u-s-hospitals-show-no-decline-cost-9-billion

http://www.ltlmagazine.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=9B6FFC446FF7486981EA3C0C3CCE4943&nm=All+Issues&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=A8C60D3301E047C3904710D022C63536

http://www.npuap.org/Shear_slides.pdf

http://blog.levinperconti.com/600hot_button_issues/pressure_ulcers/

http://www.bermansimmons.com/article_detail.php?id=67

http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/ncearoot/Main_Site/index.aspx

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