Questions to ask about pressure ulcers

Preventing a pressure ulcer

  • Can you tell me if I am at risk of getting a pressure ulcer?

  • What are the symptoms of a pressure ulcer?

  • How do you check my skin to see if I'm likely to get a pressure ulcer?

  • How can I prevent myself from getting a pressure ulcer?

  • Can you provide any information for my family/carers?

  • How often should I change position so I don't get a pressure ulcer?

  • How often should I reposition my child or the person I care for to stop them getting a pressure ulcer?

  • What sort of pressure redistributing equipment should I have?

  • How can I improve my diet to help prevent a pressure ulcer?

  • How can I improve the diet of my child or the person I care for to prevent a pressure ulcer?

  • I've had a pressure ulcer before, what can I do to reduce my chances of getting one again?

Treatment and care for your pressure ulcer

  • What caused my pressure ulcer?

  • Would improving my diet help to heal my pressure ulcer?

  • Would improving the diet of my child or the person I care for help to heal their pressure ulcer?

  • Can you provide any information for my family/carers?

  • How often should I change position to help relieve my pressure ulcer?

  • How often should I move my child or the person I care for to help relieve their pressure ulcer?

  • What sort of pressure redistributing equipment can I have?

  • What are my options for treatments other than the one you have offered me?

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