Turn and reposition log
Pressure ulcers are a serious and
common problem of older adults,
affecting approximately one million
Americans (primarily those over 65 years
old). Age is a large factor in the geriatric
population being unable to turn
themselves in bed, however strokes and
other medical conditions may also play a
To avoid the development of Pressure
ulcers it is important to turn bedfast
patients every two hours to prevent
cutting off the blood circulation to the
tissue area which causes sloughing and
then eventually a pressure ulcer. It is
also very important to position the heels
off the surface of the bed. Pillows are
good for propping the lower legs to keep
the heels elevated.
Our Turn and reposition log is a nice
reminder to do your two hours turns and
helps to balance out position changes.
There is also an area for daily skin
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