Residents at risk for decubitus ulcers are affected by several factors; nutrition, excessive moisture, shearing forces and excessive pressure. Skil-CareTM has addressed decubitus ulcer prevention by developing a line of Bed Positioning products to help minimise shearing forces, maximize support areas and where needed off-load susceptible areas of concern. In cases where decubitus ulcers have erupted it is important to reposition often by off-loading the affected area.
When decubitus ulcers have erupted it is important to reposition or off-load the area every two hours or less. Supporting the knees relieves pressure and discomfort in the lower back