Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How to prevent a pressure ulcer

How to prevent a pressure ulcer
Keep turning and repositioning
When sitting:
  • Adjust your weight every 15 minutes
  • Use a chair cushion when sitting
  • Use good posture when sitting
When Lying:
  • Turn from your back to either side every 2 hours or less
  • Keep the head of the bed as low as possible while in bed
  • use pillows or wedges to help take the pressure off of a certain area, especially your heals.
  • Talk to your health care professional about getting a special medical air mattress or gel overlay mattress.
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