Why don’t you try? : Find equipment to help with pressure care
Pressure relief equipment is designed to relieve the pressure that is often applied constantly to parts of the skin of patients who aren’t mobile. The pressure relief equipment moves the patient so the skin is not constantly compressed between the bone and the mattress or chair. This is extremely important as without it the tissue that is compressed gets depleted of oxygen and it can often develop sores or ulcers.
Also known as pressure ulcers, pressure injuries, bed sores, or decubitus ulcers. Pressure sores are localized areas of damaged skin and tissue. The extent and appearance of the damage can vary, and so clinicians use a universal four-category system to record and communicate severity.
Pressure sores can affect anyone, but people who spend prolonged periods in chairs or beds are more at risk. They have the potential to develop on all parts of the body, but are more common in areas in which bones are close to the surface of the skin, such as heels, elbows and the coccyx.
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Book an appointment to speak to your loved ones GP or district nurse if you have concerns and ask for advice about management., Look into purchasing assistance aids or speak to your local authority or occupational therapist for aids available to you such as pressure area cushions and mattresses which they will provide if you meet requirements.,
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