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Friday, 13 April 2018

Describe predisposing factors which may exacerbate risk of impaired tissue viability and skin breakdown

Age: Many individuals may have freckle or wrinkle existed on their skin due to their age which might become prone to develop bruise or sore.

Dehydration or Dry or Flaky skin: Dehydration may cause dryness of skin which can be very prone to develop bruise or sore.

Medications: Some medications may have side affect of dry, itchy and rash on skin. Some topical medications may cause sun burn on skin because of exposure to the sun.

Friction: Vigorous friction of any object with healthy skin or affected skin can develop bruise, blister and sore or exacerbate risk of impaired tissue viability and skin breakdown.

External factors: Sharp edges of any object can cause damage to skin or exacerbate the existing issue.

Medical conditions: Some individuals may have limited mobility or none at all due to medical conditions. In these situations, individuals are very prone to develop pressure sore, bruises and blisters; or exacerbate the existing issue due to their inability of relieving pressure by movement.

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