Pressure injuries (bedsores) are caused by constant pressure or friction on any part of the body. When you lie or sit down in the same position for a for a period of time, pressure is applied to different parts of your body that damages skin and the underlying tissue.
Every patient is checked daily for risk of pressure injuries. If you have a pressure injury, your nurse will check your wound and recommend the best treatments.
Click below for more information about pressure injuries from the South West Regional Wound Care Program