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CHAPTER SIX. Pressure Ulcers

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

a. Normal force

b. Shear

c. Friction

d. Pressure

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

a. Heel and sacrum

b. Ischial tuberosity and sacrum

c. Ischial tuberosity and greater trochanter

d. Greater trochanter and scapula

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

a. Posture

b. Immersion

c. Friction

d. Safety

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

a. Stage I

b. Stage II

c. Stage III

d. Stage IV

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

a. Friction

b. Moisture

c. Pressure

d. Shear

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

a. True

b. False

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

a. True

b. False

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

a. True

b. False

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