Skin Ulcer Bedsores
Prevention of bedsores includes:
- Avoid pressure points from a cast, splint or other hard object against the skin.
- Avoid firm mattresses:
- A waterbed, an egg-crate mattress, or a silicone gel mattress my protect the skin.
- Change your position in the bed or wheelchair frequently.
- Apply protective padding, such as sheepskin, to the skin over pressure points.
- Inspect the skin daily.
- Keep the skin clean.
- Keep the bedclothes and sheets clean.
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