bedsore

noun
bed·​sore | \ˈbed-ˌsȯr \

Definition of bedsore 

: an ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure

called also decubitus ulcer

— see pressure point sense 1c

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Essential medical tasks such as repositioning a patient to avert bedsores can be overlooked when workers are overburdened, sometimes leading to avoidable hospitalizations. Jordan Rau, New York Times, "‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years," 7 July 2018 The elderly woman had a bedsore on her knee that exposed a surgical screw from an old operation, Gates said. George Houde, chicagotribune.com, "Mount Prospect woman charged with neglect of elderly relative found with infested bedsores," 14 June 2018 For example, high rates of falls or bedsores may indicate neglect. Donovan Slack, Usa Today, And Andrea Estes, USA TODAY, "Secret data: Most VA nursing homes have more residents with bed sores, pain, than private facilities," 25 June 2018 For example, high rates of falls or bedsores may indicate neglect. BostonGlobe.com, "Pain, bed sores more common at most VA nursing homes than private facilities, data show," 25 June 2018 Patients at the Prescott center reported a lower ratio of falls, bedsores and ulcers than the VA average at nursing homes. Dennis Wagner, azcentral, "Prescott VA nursing home ranks among worst nationally, data show," 17 June 2018 Hospital personnel noticed numerous bedsores on the woman’s back, arms and legs, Gates said. George Houde, chicagotribune.com, "Mount Prospect woman charged with neglect of elderly relative found with infested bedsores," 14 June 2018 He is propped up on his right side by a hard blue pillow to help heal a painful bedsore. Helen Ubiñas, Philly.com, "He protected 3 kids from getting shot. Now paralyzed, a young dad struggles | Helen Ubiñas," 18 May 2018 The report, produced by The Leapfrog Group twice a year, grades hospitals on 27 measures of safety, including hand hygiene, intensive care unit physician staffing, bedsores and falls. Lisa Schencker, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois' hospital safety ranking improves, but some dispute nonprofit's grades," 23 Apr. 2018

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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bedsore

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bedsore

: a sore that people get from lying in bed for a very long time when they are sick or injured

bedsore

noun
bed·​sore | \ˈbed-ˌsō(ə)r, -ˌsȯ(ə)r \

Medical Definition of bedsore 

: an ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure

called also decubitus, decubitus ulcer, pressure sore

— compare pressure point sense 1

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