Can Medication Errors Lead to Bedsores?
Medication errors, including prescribing, administering, and monitoring errors, can have serious consequences for nursing home residents, including an increased risk of developing bedsores. Medications play a crucial role in managing various medical conditions in elderly residents, including pain management, infection control, and chronic disease management. However, when medications are not administered or monitored properly, it can result in adverse effects on the overall health and well-being of the residents. For example, medications that cause sedation or drowsiness may increase the risk of immobility, leading to prolonged pressure on certain areas of the body, which can result in the development of bedsores. Additionally, medications that affect the blood flow, such as vasoconstrictors or anticoagulants, can compromise the skin's integrity, making it more susceptible to pressure injuries.
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