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Skin care in hospital

If you have had surgery or if you have been in a hospital for a long time, your skin can get affected by your mobility, physical condition, hospital environment, and also diet and hydration. Though the nurses will check for bed sores at a medical facility in New York, be sure to call for help if you feel any pain.

Here are a few tips you can do to look after your skin:

  • Keep your skin clean and dry: Do not use any skin products that may dry out your skin. Most soaps, body washes, and talcum powder have the tendency to sap the moisture from your skin. Ask your nursing staff or the hospital pharmacist to give you skin cleansers that are non-drying.
  • Stay mobile: It is important that you remain mobile and moving as it helps increase blood supply to the tissues. In order to avoid pressure sores from worsening, you must move regularly. Try and walk around the ward every few hours with help, if you cannot walk on your own. If you have been advised not to walk, change your position every few hours.
  • Use a moisturizer daily: Use a skin-friendly, water based moisturizer to hydrate your skin. Be careful around bony areas and refrain from rubbing or massaging them. Take help from the nursing staff if need be.
  • Inspect your skin: Be sure to check your skin every day and talk to your doctor or nurse if you are concerned about any changes in your skin. Redness, swelling, or soreness must not be ignored.
  • Change your position: If you are at risk of contracting pressure sores, a nurse will help you change your position every few hours, even at night.
  • Use aids: Use protective mattresses, heel wedges, seat cushions, and limb protectors to protect your skin from tearing or contracting pressure sores.
  • Drink and eat healthy: Drink plenty of water and eat your meals on time. If possible sit out of the bed to eat, if you can. Sitting up in bed, can put more pressure on your tailbone. Also, try and maintain a regular toilet routine.
  • Management plan: If you have a wound, talk to your doctor and have him take you through a detailed management plan. This will include tips on how to care and dress the wound among several other do's and don'ts.

If you or someone you know has acquired bed sores at a medical facility in New York, due to lack of care, you can file for compensation. You will need a nursing home abuse attorney to support your claim and navigate your case based on evidence, and legal circumstances. Call Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at (800) 660-2264 today so we can discuss your case with you. We have won big money for past clients, you too can be on this list!

There is no reason to scream at the nurses or any other hospital staff. You may need one of them on your side in a few months. The nurse or the person who made the mistake is no longer on your floor and no longer working with you if there was a mistake made. Your claim is not a claim until you have a medical professional support your claim. We know how to get this done but do not assume anything.

You need RMFW Law on your side and we want to hear what you have to say. We have been around the block before. Call us now!

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