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Stop pressure ulcer formation

Time to fight pressure ulcers

It is the story of Miguel Jopia Cuevas, a 60-year-old family father from Chile who had contracted COVID-19. After spending 39 days in hospital, he was discharged with a severe lumbosacral decubitus ulcer.

In the video below, he reveals the tremendous impact of the pressure ulcer on all aspects of his life – emotions, family and his profession.

You will learn about his suffering and the consequences, not to mention the high costs associated with the subsequent treatment of the stage 3 pressure ulcer by a home care nurse.    

The importance of pressure ulcer prevention

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of hospital acquired pressure ulcers are preventable.

Pressure ulcers can be caused if the blood supply to the skin or to the underlying tissues is compromised. Predisposing factors include limitations in activity/mobility, deficiencies in nutrition and skin moisture, inadequate perfusion, and the use of mechanical devices that exert pressure on the skin.

Pressure ulcers may develop quickly - between the first hour and 4 to 6 hours after sustained loading.

In most cases, pressure ulcers have a significant impact on patient morbidity and quality of life and can even impact patient survival.


The cost of pressure ulcer treatment is 2.5 times higher than prevention.

Preventive measures to adapt

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1) European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline. The International Guideline. 3rd ed. Haesler E, ed. 2019.

Last accessed December 27, 2019.

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