Investigator: Renee Kalkbrenner, RNET, BSN
Facility: Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA
Patient Code: Z.P. #0023179
Date of Case Study: 3/21/88 -3/28/88
The patient is a 65-year-old male who was admitted to Huntington Memorial Hospital with a bowel obstruction and a history of prostatic carcinoma. He developed a stage III pressure ulcer and underwent radiation therapy for his cancer. This patient had 6 fecal incontinent episodes daily. A painful, reddened area measuring 24 cm x 24 cm around the sacral area was caused by this incontinence. The area also had a scant amount of serous drainage. Calmoseptine Ointment was applied 3 times daily and the area was much improved in 5 days and the patient was pain free. The area of redness was totally resolved in 7 days. The pressure ulcer, remaining resistant to all other modalities of therapy, required plastic surgery.