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Preventing Bed Sores

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

Bed sores, decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers, pressure sores

Overview *

Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips. You are at risk if you are bedridden, use a wheelchair, or are unable to change your position. Pressure sores can cause serious infections, some of which are life-threatening. They can be a problem for people in nursing homes.

You can prevent the sores by:
- Keeping skin clean and dry
- Changing position every two hours
- Using pillows and products that relieve pressure

Pressure sores have a variety of treatments. Advanced sores are slow to heal, so early treatment is best.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | Bed Sores
Risk Factors | Preventing Bed Sores
Conclusion

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education tutorial explains bed sores and how to prevent them.

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Last reviewed: 1/10/2007

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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