Pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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Learn about pressure ulcers, who is at risk and how to prevent them.

Key points

  • Pressure ulcers can damage many layers of skin.
  • Be gentle when giving your child a bath.
  • Change your child's position often, unless your child's doctor has told you not to.
  • Make sure your child is resting on a comfortable surface (for example wheelchair seat pad or mattress).
Last updated: August 26th 2013