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How do people confined to a wheelchair prevent pressure sores?
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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
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In brief: Changing position
You need to help him/her changing positions, no matter what.
Avoiding sitting in one position more than 2 hours. The seat should be soft.

In brief: Changing position
You need to help him/her changing positions, no matter what.
Avoiding sitting in one position more than 2 hours. The seat should be soft.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
In brief: Sores from sitting
Sores from sitting in wheelchairs are due to all three types of pressure injuries: pressure, shearing and friction.
Pressure can be releived by alternating positioning; shearing can be prevented by careful attention to lifting oneself before moving into a new position; and friction can be prevented by understanding and correcting any rubbing issues.

In brief: Sores from sitting
Sores from sitting in wheelchairs are due to all three types of pressure injuries: pressure, shearing and friction.
Pressure can be releived by alternating positioning; shearing can be prevented by careful attention to lifting oneself before moving into a new position; and friction can be prevented by understanding and correcting any rubbing issues.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Thank
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