The Prevention And Management Of Pressure Sores

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Pressure sores are also called 'pressure ulcers', 'bed sores' and 'decubitusulcers'. A pressure sore can be described as localised damage to the skin caused by disruption of the blood supply to the area, usually caused by pressure, shear or friction, or a combination of any of these. There has not been a national survey of pressure sore prevalence in the UK however, a survey by O'Dea (1995) of over 8000 patients found that 18.6 of hospital patients had pressure sores. A national survey in the...