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A localized area of necrotic soft tissue that occurs when pressure applied to the skin over time is greater than normal capillary pressure.
What is the initial sign of pressure?
Erythea (Redness of skin)
What are the risk factors for pressure ulcers? Select all that apply.
3. Advanced age.
1, 3, 4
How is a pressure ulcer described? Give an example.
By the location of the bone structure involved. Sacral Decubitus Ulcer.
Patients with senory loss, or paralysis may not be aware of the discomfort associated with prolonnged pressure on the skin and therefore may not change their position themselves to relieve the pressure. True or False
What areas of the body are most susceptible to the effects of shear?
Sacrum and Heels
It occurs when the pt. slides down in bed, or when the pt is positioned or moved imporoperly.
What is the term to describe the skin staying intact while the bone shifts?