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Repositioning for pressure ulcer prevention in the seated individual

Menno van Etten
27 February 2020

Repositioning is one of the important elements in the prevention of pressure ulcers (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) et al, 2014). However, repositioning seated persons who are at risk of pressure ulcers is often a challenge. A number of issues compound this challenge, such as whether the individual understands the importance of repositioning, whether he/she has sensation so they feel the urge to change position, whether the individual can change position alone and when changing position whether the individual chooses a position that alleviates pressure and shear sufficiently. Furthermore, from a carer’s perspective, it is important to determine whether they are aware of the importance of position change and whether they understand which alternatives can be used to alleviate pressure and shear.

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