Glossary of Terms

Bed Sores – also known as Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers or Pressure Ulcers

Carer – people may be cared for by a relative or a friend when they are ill, while others may have paid care workers or nurses to look after them. In this booklet, the word carer means unpaid carers such as friends or relatives, not paid care workers.

Circulation

Decubitus Ulcers – also known as Bed Sores, Pressure Sores or Pressure Ulcers

Extrinsic Risk Factor

Healthcare professional – in this booklet we use the term healthcare professional to mean anyone working as part of your healthcare team. For example, this could be your doctor, nurse, physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

Intrinsic Risk Factor

Medical Negligence

Nursing Negligence

Necrotic

Pressure Sores – also known as Bed Sores, Decubitus Ulcers or Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Ulcers – also known as Bed Sores, Decubitus Ulcers or Pressure Sores

Related Information

  • Preventing Pressure Ulcers
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Terms and Conditions

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