Pressure Care and Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Pressure Care and Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

NICE (2018) reports that pressure ulcers are caused when an area of skin and the tissues below are damaged as a result of being placed under pressure sufficient to impair its blood supply. Typically, they occur in a person confined to a bed or a chair by an illness...
Skin Health and Pressure Damage in Care Homes

Skin Health and Pressure Damage in Care Homes

The largest organ in the body… Skin accounts for 15% of a person’s overall body weight. The skin’s three layers, Epidermis (Outer), Dermis (Middle), and subcutaneous tissue are responsible for: Protecting the body, from mechanical damage, from UV...