Bed sores, Pressure Sores

Pressure Sores
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What are pressure ulcers?
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
A short, easy-to-read description of pressure sores, also called bed sores. Includes a drawing.
Treating Pressure Sores (Consumer Guide Number 15)
(National Library of Medicine)
A consumer version of Clinical Practice Guideline # 15, which instructs caregivers in the accepted standard of care. Click on the links along the left side to read through the article.
Preventing Pressure Ulcers: A Patient's Guide
(National Library of Medicine)
"This booklet describes where pressure ulcers form and how to tell if you are at risk of getting a pressure ulcer. It also lists steps to take to prevent them or keep them from getting worse, and suggests how to work effectively with your health care team."

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