Standard 8-Preventing & Managing Pressure Injuries

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Stop Pressure Injuries

A pressure injury may also be known as a bedsore. It involves an area of skin and may also affect the muscle and bone.

Anyone is at risk of a pressure injury!

What you can do:

  • Keep moving! Change your sitting and lying position as much as possible.
  • Keep weight off bony parts of your body e.g. heels, tail bone.
  • Don’t lie on a sore if you already have one.
  • Keep skin clean and moisturise skin to prevent flaking.
  • Let staff know if you need help.
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet (including fruit and vegetables)
  • Talk to a member of your treating team if you notice any areas of your skin showing changes or areas you are concerned about.

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