Shearing force - friction keeps the skin in place against the support surface while gravity forces the patient's body to the foot of the bed.3
Adapted from Loeper JM et al: Therapeutic positioning and skin care. Minneapolis, 1986, Sister Kenny institute.
Perspiration, feces, and urine are all common sources of excess moisture.2
† When used as part of a protocol of care. *As demonstrated in-vitro.
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