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obese pt

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what is the BMI criteria for morbid obesity >40 (obese >30)
where are atypical pressure ulcers in the bariatric pt typically found pannus, under breast, axilla, inner thighs,
what kind of skin infection can occur in deep skin folds candidiasis
list common skin integrity problems associated with obese patients intertriginou dermatitis, pressure and shear injuries lateral to gluteal fold, IAD
are all intertrigo conditions fungal? no- can be viral or bacterial
what accommodations should be made to provide a safe environment for an obese patient large b/p cuff, gowns, bed, chair, needles, trach, etc
identify interventions to prevent atypical pressure ulcers in the obese patient reposition pannus/large skin appendages Q2hrs, use trapeze, bariatric bed/chair, protect ischial/gluteal areas from shear
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