Pressure sores are a costly and painful complication for hospital and nursing home patients. Prevention of pressure sores begins with education and training of staff in risk assessment, handling procedures, and use of specialized equipment. The range of equipment to reduce pressure and prevent sores is extensive. It includes foam cushions, low air loss mattresses, electric profiling beds, and mattress overlays which provide alternating pressure relief through inflation of air sacs.
Publication Name: Nursing Times
Glaucoma: you don't have to go blind
Medical advances are making it easier to detect and treat glaucoma, a group of diseases that has caused blindness in 80,000 Americans. Risk factors are listed, and types of glaucoma and improvements in treatment are described.
Publication Name: Mayo Clinic Health Letter
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