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Turning Morbidly Obese Patients

A major role in pressure injury prevention is turning and repositioning patients who are at high risk and who are unable to reposition themselves. Turning a morbidly obese patient requires proper staff training, access to equipment and technology where available. Patients who are morbidly obese are at a high risk of altered skin integrity because…

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National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panels Redefines Pressure Sores

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research. In a ruling made in April 2016, a pressure ulcer is now known as “pressure injury”. Definitions: Pressure Injury: A pressure injury is localized damage to the…

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