Sunday, November 8, 2009

How do you prevent a pressure ulcer?

Taking care of you skin is very important.As you age , skin becomes drier and can be damaged more easily.

  • keep your skin hydrated with moisturizers, especially after a bath or shower
  • inspect skin daily. Look for redness or any skin breakdown. Report any changes to you healthcare professional.
  • Skin should be washed with warm (avoid hot) water and use gentle cleansers to minimize dryness.
  • Avoid aggressive massage or massaging over bony areas such as hips
  • Replace soaps with skin cleansing products.

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