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  • n  a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)

  • Serious and persistent as it is, the bedsore problem is usually handled by a method that is decades old: sheepskin sheets that soften pressure on patients and permit air to .
  • The bedsore patient lies on it face down, with his legs at an angle of about 20 from the vertical, and the upper part of his body only 25 to 35 from the horizontal.
  • Another resident had a bedsore, and the doctor ordered the bandage to be changed twice a day; it was unchanged for nearly two weeks.

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