Almost 5,000 Australians visit hospital annually for pressure sores and ulcers.
Weeping wounds from pressure ulcers tend to occur on the legs and feet
Elderly Australians are most at risk weeping wounds caused by pressure ulcers.
A “weeping wound” is an injury that is producing excessive fluid during healing or from inflammation. They often go hand-in-hand with pressure ulcers, which result from breakdown of the skin due to consistent pressure on one area of the body. Pressure ulcers, also called “bed sores” often require long-term treatment with thick dressings to prevent skin and tissue loss.
Watch the video to learn how to apply a foam dressing.
People with diabetes or those who spend extended periods lying in the same position have an increased risk of pressure ulcers. Regular medical inspections are crucial to help avoid pressure ulcers and implement early treatment.