Pressure Ulcer Prevention For Long Team Care ( Ltc )

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PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION IN LONG TEAM CARE (LTC) Name: Gloria Agbadiba School: Lamar University Course: NURS 4550 Instructor: Jan Akright PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION IN LONG TEAM CARE (LTC) Pressure ulcer develops as a result of the skin that is over bony prominence. The pressure impairs blood flow leading to tissue necrosis and ulceration. Pressure ulcer can develop in several areas of bony prominence of the body such as the sacrum, greater trochanter, ankles, shoulders, head and ischia. It can develop quickly and difficult to treat, it ranges from mild to skin redness to severe tissue damage, development of infection and damage to muscle. Older people are most at risk due to thin and fragile skin,…show more content…
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