What information about pressure injuries (pressure ulcers) should patients and caregivers receive?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Patients and their support system must realize that it is their responsibility to avoid recurrent and new ulceration and that this is a lifelong process. [63] Education on the proper avoidance of pressure should begin in the hospital and continue into the home.

For patient education resources, see the Skin, Hair, and Nails Center and Diabetes Center, as well as Wound Care and Diabetic Foot Care.


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