The most important factor is to try and
them from occurring in the first place. Most Health care
settings now have strict guidelines aimed at preventing
pressure ulcers from developing.
If a pressure ulcer has developed special equipment (for
example, an alternating pressure mattress or cushion) or
wound dressing will be required. Don't forget that lying
in bed spreads the load (except for heels)
Do not rub the affected area as this may
cause further .
Inflatable and material ring-shaped cushions should never
be used as they may further restrict the supply of oxygen
to the affected area.
If the sore has become infected, further treatment by a
Nurse or Doctor may be required. This will be specific to
the grade, type and location of the ulcer and may be accompanied
by irrigation of the wound with a salt-water wash.