Bedsores, or decubitus ulcers are defined as "local ischemic skin lesions or necrosis of the skin, hypodermis and muscles"
A characteristic feature of bedsores is that they appear quickly (in a matter of hours), 2/3 decubitus ulcers appear in recumbent patients within 14 days
Pressure ulcers are classified in 4 stages. Consult a doctor in all cases.
Application of HemaGel to decubitus ulcers and bedsores
If your doctor recommends HemaGel to treat your bedsores, proceed as follows:
1. Shower or clean the wound with tepid water.
2. Always gently clean away the remains of the HemaGel or other product which was used.
3. Cover the wound with HemaGel – a thin 1-2 mm layer. If the wound is deeper, do not fill in the entire crater, but only "coat" the bottom and walls of the wound with HemaGel.
4. Cover the wound with an impregnated tulle dressing (e.g. Atrauman) and then with a sterile square of gauze.
5. As a secondary dressing for bedsores we recommend a fixing material, but placing it against the bottom of the decubitus ulcer (bedsore). If possible do not cause yourself or the patient pain and again make sure that there is no air between the cover material and the surface of the ulcer which would prevent the HemaGel from working properly.
6. Redress as instructed by the doctor or depending on the condition of the wound. It is recommended redressing once in two to three days for chronic wounds. If the dressing leaks, you must change it more frequently.