Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 10 (2) Prevention and management of pressure ulcers and moisture lesions in the bariatric patient

Wound Essentials 10 (2) Prevention and management of pressure ulcers and moisture lesions in the bariatric patient

Complex wounds, Pressure Ulcers, Wellbeing and concordance | Joy Tickle

Obese patients are at high risk of skin breakdown and the development of moisture lesions and pressure ulcers, due to a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Prevention and management of ulceration requires appropriate equipment and education around patient hygiene, repositioning, support surfaces, wound dressings and toileting, for patients and clinicians alike.