Pressure sore risk validating an assessment tool
These tools usually give a numeric result associated with the level of risk; in most tools the higher the score the higher the risk.
For others, they can be serious and lead to life-threatening complications, such as blood poisoning.
Ways to stop pressure ulcers getting worse and help them heal include: If you're in a hospital or care home, your healthcare team should be aware of the risk of developing pressure ulcers.
Get medical advice immediately if there is: Treatments for pressure ulcers depend on how severe they are.
For some people, they're an inconvenience that requires minor nursing care.