Case Study 4: A Client with an Advanced Stage of Pressure Injury (Bedsore)

Pressure Ulcer Care - Case Studies

Case study: 89-year-old male with advanced dementia who was hospitalized due to COVID-19 and developed pressure injury stage IV.  The patient was discharged with the wound and the family was not told what to do. One of the healthcare provuder said the wound would never heal.  His son was told about us  and connected with one of our wound cre nurses to get a second opnion.

Approach: After a comprehensive assessment, we developed a plan of care with a home care agency and a family member. The home care nurse (non-wound specialist) implemented the care plan with our guidance. The family was extremely supportive and engaged. Together we were able to help to heal this complex wound in a period of 4 months.

Case Studies - Pressure Injuries

Picture # 1 was not published here, but was covered with slough tissue.