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The posture of someone in bed, or reclining.
Latin de (“down”) + cubare (“to recline”)
The patient's heel is lifted free of the bed, eliminating the risk of skin necrosis which may lead to decubitus ulcers.
The patient 's heel is lifted free of the bed, eliminating the risk of skin necrosis which may lead to decubitus ulcers.
Pressure ulcer-Also known as a decubitus ulcer or bedsore, a pressure ulcer is an open wound that forms whenever prolonged pressure is applied to skin covering bony prominences of the body.
Lying in one position in bed for an extended period can result in sores on the skin (decubitus ulcers) and skin infection.
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