Perioperative -Debra Fawcett researches pressure problems for surgical patients

By Mary Ellen Stephenson

Immobile for hours, an anesthetized body can press against an operating room bed with sufficient sustained force to break skin, reduce blood flow and cause pressure sores in tissue.  As you lie in an operating room about to have cardiac surgery, you want a skilled surgeon standing over you. What is underneath you at that moment could also influence your recovery.  Read more about pressure injuries are not always evident at the end of surgery because the damage is much deeper and may take days to appear.

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