Bedsores or pressure ulcers
It is a condition that develops when a person spends a long time in the same position
the sores forms due to lasting pressure on specific area of the body.
They form when tissues and blood vessels become compressed, then distorted
this can lead to poor circulation resulting in tissue death and infection.
Stages of pressure sores
The skin feels warm to the touch. There may be a color change, such as redness, and the area may be itchy.
A painful open sore or blister develops, with discolored skin around it.
The lesion develops a crater-like appearance, due to tissue damage below the skin’s surface.
There is severe damage to the skin and tissue, possibly with an infection. The muscles, bones, and tendons may be visible.
changing positions frequently, between every 15 minutes to every 2 hours, depending on a person’s needs
inspecting the skin every day
keeping the skin clean and dry
maintaining good nutrition
Quitting smoking and avoiding secondhand smoke
doing exercises, even while in bed, to encourage circulation
Anyone who stays in one position for a long time is at risk
spending a lot f time sitting in a chair or lying in bed
Wear a prosthesis or surgical appliance
Wear ill fitting shoes or clothing with elastic
Buttock and tail bone
Back of the arms or legs