Pressure Ulcers

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Preventing Pressure Ulcers

If you spend most of your time in an armchair, wheelchair or in a bed, the last thing you need is a pressure ulcer, also known as a bed sore.

A pressure ulcer is an area of damaged skin and flesh. They are most likely to develop on the parts of the body which take your weight and where the bone is close to the surface.

It is better to prevent them as they can take a long time to heal and if they are left untreated complications may occur.

For information about what you and your carer can do to help prevent developing a pressure ulcer you can view our short film or download our patient leaflet: Preventing Pressure Ulcers: A guide for adults at risk of pressure ulcers.

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