- Bed sores occur due to prolonged bed rest causing pressure on skin in lower torso.
- Most affected area is the buttocks and the back.
- With time to time change in position one can prevent bed sores.
- Should be done 2 hourly, from straight lying on back to left side lying to right side lying and back to supine.
- Air beds : air beds are the mattresses designed to promote circulation and prevent bed sores and shearing of the skin.