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Choosing the right pressure-relieving mattress

Choosing the right pressure-relieving mattress

Tissue viability

Una Adderley
Tissue Viability Prescribing Specialist Nurse Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale PCT

The prevalence of pressure ulcer damage in the community is uncertain; however, up to 10% of hospital patients may suffer pressure ulcer damage.(1) The sacrum is the most common site for pressure damage, followed by heel ulceration. Other common sites include the hips, buttocks and elbows.

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