Pressure ulcers are skin lesions (skin damage) due to patient’s confinement to bed. Staying in bed without moving is necessary to keep intensive care patients safe, but can have consequences. The skin is subjected to pressure and rubbing. To avoid pressure ulcers, nurses and carers frequently massage patients pressure points (back of the head, back, sacrum, elbows and heels) and ensure that they are receiving sufficient nutritional intake. You can help prevent pressure ulcers by giving light massages to your loved one.