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What could you do to help make sure adequate circulation to prevent skin breakdown?

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Supervising the client’s skin for any signs of breakdown 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, and the bony prominences as well. 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.