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Management of pressure sores involves:

  • documentation of site, size and number
  • pressure relief is vital, be it with regular turning or adjuncts such as air beds
  • instigate preventative measures for other sites
  • investigate for other pressure sores risk factors and treat as appropriate
  • avoid maceration of skin by sweat, urine or pus
  • ensure patient has adequate nutrition: maintain haemoglobin at normal levels by transfusion of packed cells if necessary
  • surgical measures

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