Assessment and Management of Sacral Pressure Ulcers

Sacral pressure ulcers are caused when bone pinched the overlying tissues. The pelvis, hip or lower spine are usually to blame (i.e., ischium, greater trochanter, or sacrum). When the patient’s body weight rests on one of these bones, it compresses the tissue and prevents blood from flowing to the area.1 Over time, the tissue becomes […]

Prevention & Care of Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Ulcers Pressure ulcers are one of the most common conditions that affect hospitalized and chronic care patients. A pressure ulcer occurs when an area of skin is “pinched” between a bone and a surface, like a bed mattress or the seat of a wheelchair.  As such, pressure ulcers often occur in the lower back, […]