Be Aware of How Products for Pressure Ulcers Stack Up
Up to 3 million people in the US each year develop pressure injuries or ulcers.
These injuries occur due to prolonged and intense pressure on the skin...such as from staying in a bed or wheelchair. This decreases blood flow to the area...leading to skin breakdown.
Prevention primarily involves off-loading pressure on at-risk areas of the skin...frequent repositioning...and good skin care.