Pressure Ulcer Care for a Terminally Ill Patient at Home

Jerra-Marie Sullivan, RN,BSN, CETN and Dianne Mackey, BSN, PHN, CETN

Caring for a terminally ill patient in the home is challenging to patient and caregivers.   Educating the family, proper product selection and pain management are addressed in this case study.  A WAFFLE Overlay is used for pressure reduction, pain management and positioning the patient.

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