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Five Facts on Positioning

News 24th January 2017

Five Facts on Positioning

1 – £3.8 million is spent by the NHS on pressure care management everyday!

2 – 700,000 people are affected by pressure damage per year.

3 – Pressure care damage occurs when there is an interruption to the supply of oxygen and nutrients via the circulatory system.

4 – Signs of pressure damage are blanching, red patches and hollowness

5 – Pressure sores can appear on any part of the body – most common places are the buttocks and sacrum, feet and heels, elbows and knees.

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