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 …

Negligent Care

Pressure sores are preventable. Essentially, when people are entrusted with the care of those who lack the mobility to move themselves shirk their responsibilities, then the immobile run the risk of developing pressure ulcers. Without adequate blood flow, which would occur in the turning and moving of a susceptible population, the affected tissue dies. It …