Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Clients Restricted to Bed and/or Chair

  • Risk factors associated with the surgical experience include:
    • length of surgery (time
    • position during surgery
    • use of a standard foam mattress
    • positioning devices
    • warming devices
    • anesthetic agents
    • sedation
    • vasoactive medications
    • hemodynamics
    • retractors
    • operating room personnel
    • the nature of the surgery
Clinical Management
Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
Point of Care Resources