Alternating Pressure Mattresses and Avoiding Pressure Wounds/Ulcers
Did you know it can take as little as 15 minutes for the beginning stages of a pressure ulcer to begin developing? Pressure wounds/ulcers happen when someone is unable to move themselves in bed enough to ensure proper blood flow. Pressure wounds are most commonly found in body locations that include bone that is close under the skin, so these areas should be monitored. (e.g. Heels, hips, elbows).