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Installing electrically operated beds

A pressure ulcer can be defined as a skin wound which occurs following disruption to the blood supply due to pressure, shearing and/or friction (Dealey, 1997). The grading of pressure ulcers ranges from grade 1 (skin intact, but redness present, blistering, non-blanching hyperaemia) to grade 4 (full thickness skin loss with extensive destruction, necrosis and damage of muscle, bone and supporting structures). The higher an ulcer’s grade, the more severe are the implications for treatment, ...

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