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CHAPTER SIX. Pressure Ulcers

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What is the force that resists sliding when the head of the bed is elevated?

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a. Normal force

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b. Shear

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c. Friction

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d. Pressure

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What are the two most common sites for pressure ulcer occurrence on a bed-ridden patient?

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a. Heel and sacrum

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b. Ischial tuberosity and sacrum

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c. Ischial tuberosity and greater trochanter

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d. Greater trochanter and scapula

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The overall stiffness of a support surface directly impacts the ___________ of a person lying upon it.

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a. Posture

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b. Immersion

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c. Friction

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d. Safety

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A pressure ulcer that extends to the fascia, but not through the fascia, is staged at what level?

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a. Stage I

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b. Stage II

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c. Stage III

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d. Stage IV

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Which contributing factor is most likely to cause a deep sinus to form as part of the pressure ulcer?

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a. Friction

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b. Moisture

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c. Pressure

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d. Shear

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Air wheelchair cushions offer the best pressure relief and should be used for persons at high risk.

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a. True

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b. False

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Ordering a wheelchair that is too wide for a patient is a good preventive strategy because he/she will probably grow into it.

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a. True

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b. False

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All individuals need to be turned in bed every two hours to prevent pressure ulcers.

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a. True

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b. False

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