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Pressure Area Care

Pressure ulcers can also be referred to as pressure sores, bed sores, open ulcers/wounds, pressure injury, deep tissue injury and each pressure ulcer is categorised depending on how damaged the area of skin/tissue is, this can range from an area of intact skin that is red or discoloured to a broken area of skin affecting different layers of tissue. Pressure ulcers can occur over time or quickly over hours.

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