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Pressure Ulcer Advisory Service

This service is available to offer expert advice on pressure area management, equipment provision, and dressings for people who have sustained or are at risk of pressure related skin damage. The team works closely with the Plastic Surgery Department at Salisbury District Hospital.

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Pressure Mapping

Medical Engineering has a portable pressure measurement device. It allows the monitoring of interface pressure at the body-seating interface, and the examination of seated pressure distribution.

The distributions can be used to highlight areas of concern with respect to pressure damage and skin integrity. It can be used to compare different seating surfaces, and help set up a wheelchairs and seating systems to determine the optimal seating arrangement.

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