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SITUATION: Mr. Franco, 70 years old, suddenly could not lift his spoons nor speak at breakfast. He was rushed to the hospital unconscious. His diagnosis was CVA One of the complications of prolonged bed rest is decubitus ulcer. Which of the following can best prevent its occurrence?



A. Massage reddened areas with lotion or oils
B. Turn frequently every 2 hours
C. Use special water mattress
D. Keep skin clean and dry
Asked by Danish, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 12, 2016

Turn frequently every 2 hours-frequent turning and positioning is the single most important nursing intervention to prevent ulcer formation. skins are massaged but once the areas are reddened already [ class i ulcer ], it is not anymore massaged as not to prevent further breakdown. lotions and oils are not use in clients skin because it will further enhance skin breakdown. water matress are used in burn patients to limit the pressure on the skin by his own body weight. an...Read More
 

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