pressure sore

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Noun1.pressure sore - a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)
ulcer, ulceration - a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

pres·sure sore

n. úlcera de decúbito.
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Has a pressure sore developed during that stay or shortly afterwards?
A pressure sore on his back broke out last October and his GP advised him to get a new chair and cushion as a matter of urgency.
It said action is being taken on pressure sore frequency, but said "the progress to date has not been as positive as desired".
The former owner and manager of the Elm View nursing home have been accused of accepting a system of poor pressure sore care which resulted from staff and equipment shortages.
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She was fully dependent on nursing care for her daily needs and entered LRHC with a feeding tube, a urinary tract infection, and a pressure sore on her coccyx.
But in September 2005, district nursing staff failed to spot that a pressure sore which had developed on her buttock was becoming infected.
Despite Angela expressing her concerns to district nurses over the course of several months, the pressure sore grew worse, became infected and she was not given a referral to have it treated correctly until it was far too late.
A NMC Panel heard Mnyaka failed to inform a specialist nurse that an elderly patient had a serious pressure sore, describing the problem as only "superficial".
Prolonged unrelieved pressure can lead to the development of necrotic tissue and pressure sore formation.
Zimu, 51, also of Coventry, is accused of failing to provide adequate assessment and treatment of patient's pressure sores, failing to accurately record waterflow pressure sore risk assessment scores and failing to ensure adequate documentation was completed and maintained in respect of required nursing activities.