Bonnie, a 50-year-old female, admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento with a complex medical history. This history included lupus, malnutrition, contractures, and chronic pain. She presented with 24 wounds, both chronic and acute, that our Wound Care team led by Dr. Lee cared for.
Upon evaluation, Bonnie's arms and legs were severely contracted. She could not sit up on the side of her bed or transfer to a chair. Bonnie was also very emaciated with a history of malnutrition which negatively impacted wound healing. Due to necrotic tissue with exposed bone and cartilage, she was determined as “very difficult to heal even under the best of conditions.”
Throughout her stay, Bonnie received specialized care by Nursing and Dietary to assist in wound healing. The Wound Care team cared for her multiple times per week. Our Restorative Nursing Aide (RNA) program saw Bonnie three times a week, because her wounds prevented her from participating in Physical Therapy. The RNA provided passive range of motion, stretching and improving the contractures over time.
On February 8th, Bonnie discharged home with four minor wounds and the ability to sit up in a chair.Posted By