Even though there are many health conditions that can make a person vulnerable to pressure injury, the majority of pressure injuries are preventable.
Pressure ulcers are more than just terrible wounds. They are a reflection of how hard it is to correctly and effectively deliver the 3 most basic care activities known to nursing.
These nursing care principals for pressure injury prevention and treatment are simple enough to understand, but that does not mean they are easy to do.
The good news is if we do the right thing at the right time and use the right tools, we can stop most bedsores in their tracks.