Pressure Ulcer Resource Guide
Pressure Ulcers, also known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers, are tissue lesions caused by unrelieved pressure on the bodies soft tissue which reduces or blocks blood flow. Pressure ulcers are an increasingly common ailment which causes suffering, the need for painful treatments, and in extreme cases death. In 2011, over 60,000 patients in the United States died of complications relating to pressure ulcers.
Although straightforward steps exist that can effectively prevent the development of pressure ulcers as well as treat existing pressure ulcers, the causes, means of prevention, treatment and consequences of pressure ulcers are, unfortunately, often poorly understood by the public at large.
PressureUlcer.net was created to act as a reliable resource for members of the public wishing to educate themselves about pressure ulcers, their types, causes, treatment, prevention, and the remedies available to those suffering.