chapter 18 assignment 4


  1. Read the Case Study 18-1 in Chapter 18 of the textbook.
  2. Peter Douglas is a 77-year-old nursing home resident with congestive heart failure and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. He is alert and oriented times three and needs maximum assistance with all mobility needs. He was recently admitted to the nursing home after a 6-week hospitalization for pneumonia and congestive heart failure. When he was admitted to the nursing home, the nurse admitting Mr. Douglas documented that he had a pressure ulcer on his sacrum. She described this pressure ulcer as measuring 3 cm by 5 cm by 0 cm. The wound bed presented with 100% yellow necrotic tissue, a moderate amount of drainage, and a foul odor. He was underweight, and his albumin level was 2. He was admitted to the nursing home for physical therapy to provide a program to improve strength, balance, and mobility after his long hospital stay. A nutritional consult and a wound consult were ordered by the physician.Answer the following questions:
    1. What factors put Mr. Douglas at greater risk of developing pressure ulcers?
    2. What factors would delay wound healing for this patient?
    3. What stage would you classify this wound?
    4. What are the signs and symptoms of an active infection in a wound?
    5. What products would you use for this type of wound?
    6. If handled correctly, do you feel like this wound would heal completely?
  3. Your paper should be:
    • One (1) page or more.
    • Use factual information from the textbook and/or appropriate articles and websites.
    • Cite your sources – type references according to the APA Style Guide.
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