Pressure Injury


Pressure Injury

A pressure injury is a sore that results from the death of the skin and its underlying tissue in areas of the body that receive pressure. This occurs when a patient sits or lies still for long periods. This video describes how pressure injuries develop, what treatment is available, and how they can be prevented.

Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia, MSN, APRN, MSHE, FNP-BC
Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC

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