What Is Pressure Area Care?

What is pressure are care?

Pressure area care, also known as PAC, is the redistribution of pressure to either eliminate or reduce the pressure put on the skin of patients. When continuous pressure is applied to the skin, such as when a patient may not be able to move and are bed-bound, pressure sores can form. Common areas for pressure sores are:

  • Lower back
  • Back of the head
  • Back of the shoulders
  • Buttocks

Pressure area care can be in the form of the pressure reducing mattresses, pressure cushions and pressure gel pads. Not only should PAC be considered once sores have formed but it should also be considered beforehand as it may be able to prevent sores from forming.

Even though pressure reducing products are a big part of pressure area care they are not the only factor. For example:

  • Immobile patients will need to be put in a different position every few hours
  • Wash, moisturise and rub skin regularly
  • Ensure high-risk areas are inspected regularly

Here at Renray, we have a range of PAC products which includes pressure reducing mattresses, patient chairs with pressure reducing cushion and more.

For more information, call 01606 593 456, email info@renrayhealthcare.com or fill in the contact form and one of our team will be happy to help. You can even take a look at our various brochures online.

Quotations and samples

For a competitive quotation please contact our Sales Office on 01606 593456. one of our nationally based Area Sales Managers will be happy to arrange a meeting at a location of your choice to discuss your needs. 

Visit our showrooms

To help you make your decision, visit our showrooms where you can view and try out our furniture. The showrooms are located at our office, just off junction 18 of the M6 in Winsford, Cheshire. To arrange a visit please contact our Sales Office on 01606 593456.

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