Pressure sores

Patients affected by long-term reduced mobility are at risk of developing pressure sores.

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Pressure sores are caused by tissue ischaemia due to compression of venous and arterial vessels 

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Risk groups

The risk of pressure sores should be considered in all people with long-term mobility limitations 

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Pressure sores are classified according to the severity of symptoms, into four or five grades

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Pressure sores occur where the distance between bony prominences and the skin surface is smallest 

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Whom to ask for advice?

Management of bedsores is the responsibility of a physician and a nurse who has completed a course in chronic wound management

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How to treat?

Bedsores should be treated under the supervision of a doctor or nurse, topically, i.e. the wound should be secured with appropriate dressings

Ikona kategorii Prevention


These are the basic rules to be followed for prophylactic treatment of pressure sores

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