How are pressure injuries (pressure ulcers) prevented?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Answer

Prevention, if achievable, is optimal. Prevention of pressure injuries has two main components:

  • Identification of patients at risk
  • Interventions designed to reduce the risk

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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