Photography Improves Documentation, Treatment of Pressure Sores

An article in the current issue of Critical Care Nursing Quarterly advocated photographing pressure ulcers (bed sores, pressure sores, decubitus ulcers). The article advocates that documentation of pressure ulcers requires accuracy and thorough information in order for providers to prescribe treatment. Frequently, documentation among providers in inconsistent and can lead to a delay in proper treatment of the ulcer. Photography, used as an adjunct in documentation, can alleviate the inconsistencies and improve the care of pressure ulcers. For more, see the study.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia. 


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