During a 6-month period, the WOC nurses at a 500-bed medical treatment facility noticed the development of nosocomial pressure ulcers on the sacrum, occiput, and heel areas of patients who were placed on lateral rotation specialty beds because they had pulmonary disorders. Measures were taken to address the problem by repositioning the patients and through a staff education program. Repositioning included repositioning the patient's head every 2 hours, thorough skin assessments every 2 hours, and ensuring that the patient's heels were subject to zero pressure. Staff education centered on the importance of using a risk assessment tool (the Braden scale) and understanding the clinical uses for lateral rotation beds. During the subsequent 6 months, the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers decreased by 52%. Efforts to further decrease the number of pressure ulcers related to the use of lateral rotation beds continue. Issues such as length of stay on the bed and the appropriateness of manufacturer's guidelines still need to be addressed at this facility. This case study highlights the potential issues associated with lateral rotation beds and identifies the need for further research.