Decubitus ulcer

A 93-year-old lady with type 2 diabetes of 10 years' duration, was admitted to hospital following a stroke. On admission her feet were intact. She slid down the bed and was found with her foot jammed against the footboard. A purple area developed where the foot had been in contact with the footboard (Fig. 4.26). The footboard was removed and the purple area did not deteriorate further.

Key points

• Elderly immobile frail patients are very vulnerable

• Remove footboards from the bed of frail, immobile patients who slide down the bed.

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