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Decubitus Ulcer Prevention Requires Policy Changes

Decubitus ulcers are commonly referred to as bed sores. These decubitus wounds form due to patient neglect. Specifically, if a nursing home or hospital patient is left in the same position for too long, their skin will break down and a red spot will develop. This reddened area is known as a Stage 1 decubitus […]

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New Updates to Decubitus Ulcer Staging (from Stage 1 to Stage 4)

Recently, the NPUAP (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel) changed the way healthcare providers across the country stage decubitus ulcers. The term ‘pressure ulcer’ is now being replaced with ‘pressure injury’, which better designates the description of the wound as an actual injury. Also, decubitus ulcers will now be staged 1 to 4 with Arabic numerals […]

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Decubitus Ulcer Photos – Stage 1 through Stage 4

April 28, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   decubitus ulcer photos,Stages of Pressure Sores   |   0 Comment

Decubitus ulcers are graded from Stage 1 (the smallest decubitus ulcer) to Stage 4 (the most severe decubitus ulcer). Photos of decubitus ulcers are necessary in order to understand the difference between a Stage 4 decubitus ulcer and a Stage 3 decubitus ulcer. The below decubitus ulcer staging chart has 4 photos; each representing a […]

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Decubitus Ulcer Information

Synopsis: Another great resource on decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. Includes preventative measures for avoiding decubitus ulcers. Should be done by all care professionals in charge of patients who are at risk. “Bedsores, Decubitus Ulcer : Definition, Causes, Symptoms, Prevent And Treatment Friday, July 6th 2012. | Skin, Hair and Nails Decubitus Ulcer Definition Pressure […]

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Pressure Ulcer Category/Staging Illustrations

January 21, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Pressure Sore Photographs,Stages of Pressure Sores   |   0 Comment

Synopsis: Great resource for illustrating the different stages of decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. This resource has great illustrations on the categories of bed sores. Original from http://www.npuap.org/resources/educational-and-clinical-resources/pressure-ulcer-categorystaging-illustrations/ For more information and photographs on the stages of decubitus ulcer sores, click here.

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