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Pressure sores can often be prevented if the client is

A Turned or repositioned every two hours

Supervising the client’s skin for any signs of breakdown that could develop into bedsores, also called decubitus ulcers or pressure sores is one of the primary responsibilities of a nurse aide. During baths, dressing, or position changes, inspect the skin for redness, pallor, warmth, or bruising. Reposition at least every two hours, protecting areas that rub together, as well as the bony prominences. Massages to the back and buttocks can promote circulation. Range-of-motion exercises are also helpful. Always report any signs of breakdown to the nurse.