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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by phil jackson View Post
    so this is what it looks like now.
    as i stated earlier wound care nurse debrided the wound
    then put on hydrafera blue classic covered with mesorb.
    tape covering the mesorb was opsite flexifix

    then after 24hrs changed from mesorb to biatain silicone
    using opsite flexifix only on the border of the biatain.
    Where is the wound? What is your Mom doing for positioning? Is she in bed with all pressure off of this wound? With this kind of wound, she just can't have ANY pressure on the area.

    Can you show us a picture of the wound from further out so we have an idea of the location of this wound?

  2. #12
    she is in bed pressure is off the wound.

    don't worry i know what to do.

    it will be okay.

    thanks for all your responses.
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  3. #13
    The ischial, or commonly known as sit bones. This is probably the most common area on the backside people develop pressure sores. She's going to have to completely re-evaluate her seating when she eventually gets up to prevent this happening again. If she uses a power wheelchair then I would seriously look into getting a wheelchair that allows her to carry out pressure tilts independently.

  4. #14
    Tending a wound as I type. Bandaid makes a dressing that stays on for 4-5 days and uses your own bodies fluid to heal. Say it makes a "blister" THE BEST I've ever tried 10-1.
    They work !! Would have that wound healed in 8 days I'm willing to bet. Good luck. Hate laying here doing nothing !!!

  5. #15
    Ajstevens do you know the name of that dressing??

    thanks

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Ajstevens View Post
    Tending a wound as I type. Bandaid makes a dressing that stays on for 4-5 days and uses your own bodies fluid to heal. Say it makes a "blister" THE BEST I've ever tried 10-1.
    They work !! Would have that wound healed in 8 days I'm willing to bet. Good luck. Hate laying here doing nothing !!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ajstevens View Post
    Tending a wound as I type. Bandaid makes a dressing that stays on for 4-5 days and uses your own bodies fluid to heal. Say it makes a "blister" THE BEST I've ever tried 10-1.
    They work !! Would have that wound healed in 8 days I'm willing to bet. Good luck. Hate laying here doing nothing !!!
    Or, could end up with Sepsis and have emergency surgery ending up in assisted living for 8-24 weeks. You're crazy if you think a wound like that is going to heal in 8 days. Best to see a wound specialist every week and if not getting better, a plastic surgeon.

    If this is your first time dealing with a wound like that, you have NO idea what to do.
    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 04-19-2019 at 05:28 PM.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    QUOTE=Ajstevens;1877433]Tending a wound as I type. Bandaid makes a dressing that stays on for 4-5 days and uses your own bodies fluid to heal. Say it makes a "blister" THE BEST I've ever tried 10-1.
    They work !! Would have that wound healed in 8 days I'm willing to bet. Good luck. Hate laying here doing nothing !!!
    Or, could end up with Sepsis and have emergency surgery ending up in assisted living for 8-24 weeks. You're crazy if you think a wound like that is going to heal in 8 days. Best to see a wound specialist every week and if not getting better, a plastic surgeon.

    If this is your first time dealing with a wound like that, you have NO idea what to do.
    It is made by bandaid brand itself. Not sure how to post pictures. 3?3" probably. Pretty much any store sells them. You'll know when ya see them the way I explained them.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    QUOTE=Ajstevens;1877433]Tending a wound as I type. Bandaid makes a dressing that stays on for 4-5 days and uses your own bodies fluid to heal. Say it makes a "blister" THE BEST I've ever tried 10-1.
    They work !! Would have that wound healed in 8 days I'm willing to bet. Good luck. Hate laying here doing nothing !!!
    Or, could end up with Sepsis and have emergency surgery ending up in assisted living for 8-24 weeks. You're crazy if you think a wound like that is going to heal in 8 days. Best to see a wound specialist every week and if not getting better, a plastic surgeon.

    If this is your first time dealing with a wound like that, you have NO idea what to do.[/QUOTE]


    Yes, 8 days might be an over statement.... I'd say 20 days or so after looking at how bad it is. Mine is going on day 6 and getting better "slowly".

  9. #19
    There is no way any topical treatment is going to heal a possibly stage III or IV pressure injury like that in 8 days! This wound can't even be properly staged because it is covered with eschar and slough. It looks to me like it really needs a surgical debridement, evaluation for underlying osteomyelitis, and possibly a flap to cover it after any osteo is treated with IV antibiotics.

    People do die from pressure injuries...either from sepsis, or from depletion of their blood proteins through drainage. This is not a do-it-yourself wound.

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  10. #20
    It's the hydroseal (bandaid) Works great on small wounds. You put it on and leave it, according to them till it falls off. I was very leery, till I tried it...for smaller type wounds it works like a charm. I've had an old surgery incision that will open up sometimes where it cross's with another one (gallbladder X nissen)...and take forever to get it closed. Tried this bandaid and it was closed and healed within 7 days. I need something bigger like a 4X3" size, their biggest one is still to small...and riteaid here in town does't have the bigger one so I could juryrig something.

    https://www.band-aid.com/products/hy...10-ct-one-size

    BAND-AID? Brand HYDRO SEAL? ALL PURPOSE Bandages, 10 COUNT feature 6 benefits in 1 bandage and provide the optimal wound healing environment!
    6 Benefits in 1 Bandage:


    1. Dual-Action Seal: Helps keep germs out and your body’s natural healing power in!
    2. 100% Waterproof: Blocks out water and stays on even when wet.
    3. Cushions: Provides protection and relief from painful blisters and wounds.
    4. Shows its Working: Within 24 hours, a white bubble will form under the bandage to show that the healing process has begun.
    5. Stays on Longer: Stays on for multiple days, even through hand washing and showers.
    6. Helps Prevent Scabs, which can cause scarring


    PROPER REMOVAL: Unlike other bandages, BAND-AID?Brand HYDRO SEAL? will stay on for several days. You can wear it until it begins to come off on its own. If removal is required, carefully loosen one end by stretching it along the skin. Do not pull upwards!


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