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Question:

Of the options below, which one best helps reduce pressure on the bony prominences?

A Flotation mattress
Explaination

A bedridden customer can quickly develop pressure sores if allowed to remain in one position. Repositioning the patient at least every two hours to prevent the skin from breaking down. Utilize pillows to support the customer and to relieve places where skin can rub, such as between the legs or at the tailbone. Always keep the skin clean and dry. Although a sheepskin on the bed or wheelchair provides extra padding, it does not replace repositioning. Observe the skin for reddened areas and mark them to the nurse. Special beds and flotation mattresses are helpful in preventing pressure sores.