As individuals age their own physical and healthcare needs often becomes compromised and they must face the possibility of requiring professional assistance. For most, the transmission from full independence to supported or full nursing care facilities is straightforward and often provides a relief from the struggle to maintain independence. For others, this transition requires a period of adaption and settling in. Regardless of how and when this takes place, there are often concerns and anxieties among individuals and their families, carers and friends that the level of care will be appropriate to meet the needs of these individuals. Newspaper headlines which highlight cases where deficiencies in care have resulted in pain, injury and distress undoubtedly enhance this anguish and causes further concern in a time of unease.
One significant factor which has been widely publicised is the development bedsores, or as more accurately defined pressure ulceration.
The Squirrel Guide to Pressure Area Care is designed to provide readers with information on what are pressure ulcers, how do they occur, who might be at risk of developing them and how they can be avoided. It will also highlight how healthcare providers have a duty to develop, implement and evaluate strategies to prevent pressure damage for those within their care.
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