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Pressure Injuries (Mrs. Jones)

Pressure Injuries (Mrs. Jones)

 Timothy Farrell, MD, University of Utah
 Cynthia Brown, MD, MSPH; Carol Howe, MD, MLS; Kathryn Callahan, MD; Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD; Amit Shah, MD
Posted:  
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 5:14pm
Date Updated:  
Tue, 10/16/2012 - 5:14pm

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Mrs. Jones is a 78-year-old woman with a past medical history of moderate Alzheimer’s dementia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, macular degeneration and osteopenia. She is also edentulous. Three days ago, Mrs. Jones was sent to the ED from a nursing home due to cough and mental status changes. Prior to admission, she required assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming, but had been mostly continent of bowel and bladder. Using a rolling walker, she was able to walk short distances with assistance. Mrs. Jones was admitted with a presumptive diagnosis of pneumonia.

 

 

 

 

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Timothy Farrell, MD, University of Utah. Pressure Injuries (Mrs. Jones). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/webgem/8936
Category: 
HOSPITAL CARE FOR ELDERS

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