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Skin Care & Pressure Sores


Part 1: Causes and Risks of Pressure Sores

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What do I need to know?

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What is a pressure sore?

Why do pressure sores happen?

How do pressure sores happen?

What puts me at risk of getting a pressure sore?

How can I keep from getting a pressure sore?

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©2009 Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC). This publication was produced by the SCI Model Systems in collaboration with the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (http://msktc. washington.edu) with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the U.S. Department of Education, grant no. H133A060070.

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