A nurse who works in a long-term care facility has been certified as a wound and ostomy nurse. Based on the nurse's knowledge, the nurse knows that which of the following situations would increase a person's risk for pressure ulcers? Select all that apply.

 

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- Older age

- Cognitive disability

- Malnutrition

- A diagnosis of diabetes

- A history of hyperlipidemia

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Pressure ulcers occur as a consequence of immobility, poor nutrition, and improper moving techniques. A nurse should be familiar with the risk factors associated with pressure ulcers and perform routine skin checks on all patients. Examples of conditions that increase the risk of pressure ulcers include older age, cognitive disability, and malnutrition.

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