Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)


After changing position

Mr Winters lying in bedIt is also essential to remember that Mr Winters is still at risk of developing pressure sores while in bed and his skin must still be regularly checked. It is also good practice to check Mr Winter’s pressure points/areas when you change his position.

Clue: Pressure sores usually occur over a bony prominence.

All of these areas are at risk of developing pressure sores – the ankles, ears, elbows, hips, sacrum, and shoulders.

These areas are not at risk of developing pressure sores – the eyes, stomach, and tongue.

Pressure sores usually occur over a bony prominence.

Page last reviewed: 29 Jan 2020