Anyone with reduced mobility, and particularly those confined to a chair or bed, are at an increased risk of developing pressure injuries. Pressure injuries occur when there is constant pressure on the soft tissue of the body and are most common where the bone is more prominent. If untreated they can lead to necrosis or death of the skin in the affected area.
Older adults are at an increased risk of developing pressure sores as our skin becomes thinner and more delicate as we age. Other risk factors include:
Pressure injuries commonly occur on the tailbone, hips, shoulders, back or sides of the head, backs or sides of the knees and in the heels, toes and ankles.
The most effective ways to prevent pressure injuries include:
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