Diabetic Ulcer Case Study

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1.A diabetic ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of all patients with diabetes and is commonly located on areas that have limited movement and easily trap heat and sweat. A more common name for a du is simply a bed sore and more often called such. Below are two examples of such sores. The image located to the left is located on the bum while the left is located on the left foot.

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Describe why preventing pressure ulcers is so important and various methods of prevention.
Preventing pressure ulcers is important ,because as they are open wonders, and as such they hold a high risk of infection that can easily lead to things such as blood poison over time. If left untreated or noted patient's health can turn of stable to critical in a matter of hours or days depending on the severity of the sour.
5. Identify and describe the stages of decubitus ulcers
Stage one:sores are not open wound yet only being areas of red,tender, and warm skin.
Stage two:The skin breaks open, wears away, or forms an ulcer, which is usually tender and painful.
Stage three:the sore gets worse and extends into the tissue beneath the skin, forming a small crater. Fat may show in the sore, but not muscle, tendon, or bone.
Stage four:the pressure sore is very deep, reaching into muscle and bone and causing extensive damage. Damage to deeper tissues, tendons, and joints may occur.

1. What stage decubitus ulcer does Mr. Brooks
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