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Pain predicts development of category 2 or greater pressure ulcer
 

Pain predicts development of category 2 or greater pressure ulcer

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The presence of pressure area-related pain appears to be an independent predictor of developing category ≥2 pressure ulcer in high-risk hospital and community patients with acute illness, according to a study.
 
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31 Jan 2017 - General
 
The staging for pressure ulcer has been modified from 4 grades to 6 categories.
Grade 1 - the skin is permanently red but intact, it may feel warm, hard or slightly swollen.
Grade 2 - the ulcer is still superficial which could be a blister or abrasion.
Grade 3 - the ulcer involves the full thickness of the skin
Grade 4 - this ulcer is deep and there is damage to muscle or bone deep to it.
Unstageable - the ulcer is obscured by slough or eschar.
Suspected deep tissue pres...
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