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A pressure ulcer by any other name

from Wound Care Advisor

From June 15:  Just when we think we've figured out pressure ulcer staging, it changes again. In April, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel held a consensus conference on staging definitions and terminology. The purpose: to analyze and discuss the rationale for the panel's changes. One of the key changes is replacing the term "pressure ulcer" with "pressure injury." Instead of calling it a pressure ulcer staging system, NPUAP will refer to it as a pressure injury staging system. The panel explained that the new terminology "more accurately describes pressure injuries to both intact and ulcerated skin." more

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