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IDENTIFY LEGISLATION AND NATIONAL GUIDELINES AFFECTING PRESSURE AREA CARE
the legislation is the safeguarding legislation such as the care standards act and safeguarding vulnerable adults as it states you have a duty to protect individuals from harm, which includes protecting them from getting pressure sores. [ The GSCC code of practice also states this. NICE have clinical guidelines for the prevention of pressure sores and your organisation should also have a policy
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risk of breakdown and pressure sores
Weegy: Anyone with limited mobility — unable to easily change position while seated or in bed — is at risk of developing pressure sores. [ Immobility may be due to: Generally poor health or weakness Paralysis Injury or illness that requires bed rest or wheelchair use Recovery after surgery Sedation Coma Other factors that increase the risk of pressure sores include: Age. The skin of older adults is generally more fragile, thinner, less elastic and drier than the skin of younger adults. Also, new skin cells are usually generated more slowly. All of these conditions of the skin make it more vulnerable to damage. Lack of sensory perception. Spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders and other conditions can result in a loss of sensation. An inability to feel pain or discomfort can result in not being aware of bedsores or the need to change position. Weight loss. Weight loss is common during prolonged illnesses, and muscle atrophy and wasting are common in people living with paralysis. The loss of fat and muscle results in less cushioning between bones and a bed or wheelchair. Poor nutrition and hydration. An adequate amount of fluids, calories, protein, vitamins and minerals in the daily diet are important for maintaining healthy skin and preventing the breakdown of tissues. Urinary or fecal incontinence. Problems with bladder control can greatly increase the risk of pressure sores because the skin may frequently be moist, making it more likely to break down. Bacteria from fecal matter can cause serious local infections and lead to life-threatening infections affecting the body in general. Excess moisture or dryness. Skin that is moist from sweat or excessively dry is more likely to be injured in general and increases the friction between the skin and clothing or bedding. ............. ] (More)
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