What is a pressure ulcer and how do they occur?
Pressure ulcers are one of the most common healthcare injuries and cause a great deal of suffering to those affected.
Caring for people with pressure ulcers represents a challenge to the health service in the shape of increased time and costs.
Most pressure ulcers can be prevented by early identification and the implementation of selective medical and nursing measures. Such measures can include, for example, movement, pressure equalization, pressure relief, and positioning.
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