Useful information on pressure sores
How much does it cost to treat a pressure ulcer?
Cost: Pressure ulcers cost $9.1-$11.6 billion per year in the US. Cost of individual patient care ranges from $20,900 to $151,700 per pressure ulcer. Medicare estimated in 2007 that each pressure ulcer added $43,180 in costs to a hospital stay
How often should a resident in a wheelchair be repositioned?
The usual practice is that a resident should be repositioned every 2 hours. But, depending on the risk of acquiring a pressure sore, a resident may need to berepositioned more frequently. The risk of acquiring a pressure sore should have been assessed. A turning scheduled should be in the plan of care.Dec 15, 2014