A Kennedy Terminal Ulcer is an unavoidable skin breakdown or skin failure that occurs as part of the dying process.1
What does a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer look like?
The Kennedy Terminal Ulcer is described as a pear-, butterfly-, horseshoe-, or sometimes irregular-shaped red/yellow/black ulcer, similar in appearance to an abrasion or blister, that may occur suddenly.2
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The skin and the interior of a wound require two different environments to promote healing. The skin needs to be kept dry, with minimal stretching and movement, and the interior needs to be kept moist. It is a delicate balance to maintain.
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Friction and shear are big issues for skin health. Sometimes we need friction, such as on the soles of our slippers or our shoes, so we can stand and walk without falling over. We want friction when our patient is sitting on the side of the bed and want them to avoid falling to the floor. In short, friction helps keep something where it is.