National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Stages of Pressure Ulcers
Has an detailed description of the various Stages of Pressure Ulcers also known as Decubitus Ulcers and Bed Sores. The site shows skin conditions in each of the Stages of Pressure Ulcers:
Stage One non-blachable erythema
Stage Two partial thickness
Stage Three full thickness skin loss
Stage Four full thickness tissue loss
Unstageable full thickness skin or tissue loss – depth unknown
Suspected Deep Tissue Injury – depth unknown
Federal Standards Concerning Stages of Pressure Ulcers
According to 42 CFR 483.25 (b) Skin integrity—(1) Pressure ulcers. Based on the comprehensive assessment of a resident, the facility must ensure that—
(i) A resident receives care, consistent with professional standards of practice, to prevent pressure ulcers and does not develop pressure ulcers unless the individual’s clinical condition demonstrates that they were unavoidable; and
(ii) A resident with pressure ulcers receives necessary treatment and services, consistent with professional standards of practice, to promote healing, prevent infection and prevent new ulcers from developing.
If you suspect a loved one is suffering from a Pressure Ulcer, PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION!
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