Pressure injuries are a result of many factors including immobility, incontinence, altered mental status, and more.
The skin is the largest organ in the body. It accounts for about 10% of your body weight. Your skin protects your body.
Did you know your skin makes up 10% of your body’s weight?
Did you know your skin is your body’s largest organ?
Our skin is our first line of defense...
Pressure injuries are a result of pressure, friction, or shear on a bony prominence.
Helping Wounds Heal
When a patient develops a pressure injury, many facilities implement protocols that include supplementation with vitamin C and/or zinc.
Mix the water with salt until the salt is completely dissolved.
Registered dietitians and registered dietitian nutritionists typically know how to make nutrition recommendations for pressure injuries.
Pressure injuries can be a common problem in long-term care. Good nutrition is not the only way to prevent or treat pressure injuries.
A pressure injury is localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence.
Immediately following ileostomy or colostomy surgery, you are placed on a clear-liquid diet. Once your diet advances, the following tips may help you...
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What is a pressure ulcer?
A pressure ulcer is a damaged area of skin and is often an open area on the skin. In the past, pressure ulcers were...
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The protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) is one method to evaluate protein quality, which has been in use since 1993. As a...