Prevent skin issues and pressure injuries

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on August 09, 2018 # Health

Every year our Information Specialists receive a lot of questions about skin care and pressure injuries. The limitation of blood flow and mobility while living with paralysis can cause skin breakdown which can lead to painful pressure sores, infections, and other devastating complications.

To help treat and prevent pressure injuries, download our health booklet which goes in depth about different options when it comes to treating your skin.

We also have a video series on our YouTube channel living you more information on other health complications that arise from living with paralysis. Also, feel free to leave a question for our community nurse Linda Schultz in our online community forum or monthly webcasts.

All of these resources are free and available to download from our website.

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.