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Pressure Ulcer (Bed Sore) Care

Published: May 29, 2006

Review the pressure ulcer care instructions with your healthcare professional on a regular basis. Be sure that you have directions for:

·wound cleansing
·skin care
·wound dressings
·turning & repositioning
·pressure relief

  • When in bed, turn or shift at least every two hours. Use the free Turning Clocks from WCD to customize your own turning schedule.

  • When sitting, shift weight at least every 15 minutes.

  • Moisturize the skin with body lotion or cream, but avoid massaging bony prominences.