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Pressure Ulcer Prevention: PUP Tip #7

January, 2013: PUP Needs Water

It is not always obvious whether a resident is thirsty, but proper hydration is important when it comes to preventing and treating pressure ulcers.  Our body needs plenty of fluids for our blood to carry vital oxygen and other nutrients to the cells.

View all tips in this series:  www.primaris.org/pup_tips.  The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

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