Pressure Sores - 712 Words
1.1 Pressure sores are the result of a constant deficiency of blood to the tissues over bony areas such as a heel. It may have been in contact with a bed over a long period of time. The surface of the skin ulcerates which can, in turn, become infected. Eventually deeper tissues are damaged. It’s common in heels, buttocks, sacrum, ankles, hips and spine.
1.2 Pressure points on the body are: sacrum, hip bone, ankles, heels, elbows, spine, ribs, back and head and ears.
1.3 The risk...
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