Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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Pressure injuries (also known as pressure ulcers) are caused by intense and long-lasting pressure that damages the skin, and the tissue under the skin. They can develop in a very short time and take a long time to heal. Pressure injuries can negatively impact a person’s relationships, physical and mental health, and ability to perform day-to-day activities. In most cases, pressure injuries can be prevented. And when they do occur, they can be healed.

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions, affecting 2.3 million Canadians over the age of four. Although most people with asthma can gain good asthma control, many do not.

A crisis is an emotional and physical reaction to a life event. The life events that can cause a crisis are diverse, and may include receiving a new medical diagnosis, loss of a loved one, experiencing violence, witnessing a natural disaster, or being exposed to triggers that bring back past trauma. A crisis event may interfere with your ability to cope and do daily activities. This fact sheet goes over what to do during a crisis, who to go for help and how to cope with a crisis in the future.