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Education - Pressure Ulcer Care

 

Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers, also known as decubitus ulcers, pressure injuries or bedsores represent a formidable health challenge worldwide, with significant financial implications for healthcare providers, increased workloads for nursing staff and a reduced quality of life for large numbers of patients.

 

Pressure Ulcer Grading

There are a number grading systems used by healthcare professionals to describe the severity of pressure ulcers. The most common is the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) grading system, which is outlined below.

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