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Chapter 32

Pressure Ulcers

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A localized injury to the skin and /or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence is a _______________ ulcer. Pressure
A pressure ulcer is a result of pressure or pressure in combination with _____________. Shear
A __________ prominence is an area where the bone sticks out or projects from the flat surface of the body. Bony
Decubitus ulcer, bed sore, or pressure sore are other terms for _____________ __________. Pressure ulcer
What is it called when layers of the skin rub against each other? Shear
Shear can happen when the skin remains in place and underlying _______________ move and stretch tearing underlying capillaries and blood vessels. Tissues
What is the rubbing of one surface against another, when the skin is dragged across a surface? Friction
Older and ____________ persons are at great risk for pressure ulcers. Disabled
Common causes of skin breakdown include chronic diseases such as ____________ and high blood pressure. Diabetes
Common causes of skin breakdown include urinary and fecal ________________. Incontinence
Common causes of skin breakdown include ____________ and shearing. Friction
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who are _____________ (confined to the bed) or chairfast (confined to a chair). Bedfast
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who need some or total help ______________. Moving
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who are ___________ or have involuntary muscle movement. Agitated
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who have _____________ or fecal incontinence. Urinary
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who are exposed to ________________ such as urine, feces, wound drainage, sweat, and saliva. Moisture
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who have ___________ nutrition. Poor
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who have poor _______ balance. Fluid
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who have ____________ mental awareness and confusion. Lowered
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who have difficulty sensing ___________ and pressure. Pain
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who have ______________ problems that affect blood flow. Circulatory
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who are older and have __________ diseases that affect mobility, nutrition, circulation, and mental awareness. Chronic
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who are either obese or very ____________. Thin
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who _____________ care. Refuse
Persons at risk for pressure ulcers include those who have previously had a pressure ulcer that has ______________. Healed
In persons with light skin a ______________ bony area is the first sign of a pressure ulcer. Reddened
In persons with ______________ skin, the bony area may differ in color from the surrounding area. Dark
Persons with an early stage pressure ulcer may complain of pain, ______________, tingling, or itching in the area. Burning
According to the CMS, what is the most common site for a pressure ulcer? Sacrum
In obese persons, pressure ulcers are common in areas where skin has contact with ____________. Skin
Common sites for pressure ulcer in obese persons are between ____________ folds, the legs, the buttocks, the thighs, and under the breasts. Abdominal
What is a metal frame placed on the bed over the person to prevent pressure on the legs, feet, and toes? Bed cradle
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include re-positioning the person every 1-____ hours when in bed. 2
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include re-positioning chairfast persons every __________. Hour
Some persons with pressure ulcers are re-positioned every __________ minutes. Fifteen
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include positioning the person in the preferred 30-degree ________ position. Lateral
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include using _____________, foam wedges, or other devices to prevent bony areas from contact with bony areas. Pillows
Common areas for pressure ulcers are ankles, knees, hips, and _______________. Sacrum
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include keeping the _________ and ankles off the bed. Heels
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include providing good skin care and making sure the skin is clean and ___________. Dry
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include changing ___________ and garments when they are soiled. Linens
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include applying ___________ to dry areas. Moisturizer
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include not ____________ over bony areas. Massaging
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include not massaging over ____________ points. Pressure
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include never rubbing or massaging _____________ areas. Reddened
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include avoiding scrubbing or ___________ when bathing or drying the person. Rubbing
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include using pillows or blankets to prevent skin being in contact with __________. Skin
Measures to prevent pressure ulcers include not applying _________ directly on a pressure ulcer. Heat
What type of sheet is used over an eggcrate-type pad and cover? Bottom
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