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Question:

Although a patient doesn’t have any pressure sores, he/she is at risk of them from their immobility. He/ she is receiving care from a nursing assistant. How often should the nursing assistant reposition the patient?

A The patient should be adjusted at least once every two hours
Explaination

To avoid pressure sores from happening, individuals who are immobile need to be moved at least once every two hours even if the patient is not currently demonstrating bedsores. Answer A is wrong because perineal care is likely offered less frequently. Option B is not correct as a patient may not realize they are developing the bedsores. And option D should be avoided altogether.