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Running Head: JOURNAL 1 Medical Diagnosis #5 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Lynda Marques NRSG 3015 PNG5 Professional Nursing Practice 4 Clinical Fanshawe College November 29, 2013 Sandra Dunning JOURNAL 2 I decided to do some research on pressure sores and how to treat them because both my patients have one and I was shocked at how quickly they can form. My one patient had it on his right heel and my other patient on the tip of the penis due to the tugging of his Foley catheter. Pressure sores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissues that result from prolonged pressure on the skin. Those who are at risk for pressure sores are those with a medical condition that limits their ability to change positions (such as spinal cord injured patients), require them to use a wheelchair or confine them to a bed for prolonged periods. Other factors that can cause these sores are sustained pressure where the skin and underlying tissues are trapped between bone and a s
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