Why is good nutrition important for healing sores?
What if the sore gets infected?
- Signs of an infected pressure sore include the following:
- Signs that the infection may have spread include the following:
How are infected pressure sores treated?
How can I tell if the sore is getting better?
How can pressure sores be prevented?
Where can I get more information?
For more information about pressure sores, contact:
AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 8547
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Ask for a copy of these 2 booklets:
Preventing Pressure Ulcers:
A Patient's Guide (AHCPR 92-0048) and Treating Pressure Sores: Consumer Guide (AHCPR 95-0654)