Pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores or pressure sores, are areas of damage to the skin and underlying tissue. They can develop anywhere on the body but are mostly found over bony areas such as heels, elbows, hips, bottom, spine and ankles. Skin damage results from the weight of the body pressing down on an areas of skin for too longs without relief.

The following downloadable resource covers areas of preventing and managing pressure ulcers, such as where they can develop on parts of the body, how to spot early signs, and how to reduce the risk of pressure damage.