A patient with severe burns is at increased risk for pressure ulceration. A burn patient should receive preventive care with frequent surveillance for early signs of pressure injury.

Incidence: 1-2%


Common sites of occurrence include:

(1) sacrum/coccyx

(2) lower extremity

(3) occiput


Risk factors:

(1) splint or medical device

(2) problems with nutrition

(3) high risk by pressure ulcer scale

(4) severe burns (with prolonged hospitalization and immobilization)

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