Pressure Ulcer

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A pressure ulcer is injury to skin and soft tissue from prolonged pressure usually over a boney prominence.

Stages of Pressure Ulcers

  1. Stage I: The first stage.
  2. Stage II: There is damage to the epidermis; dermatologists alarmed.
  3. Stage III: Three times worse than the first stage.
  4. Stage IV: Four times worse than the third stage.
  5. Unstageable: Surface covered, so cannot see deep it is.
  6. Stage V: The rarest of rare pressure ulcers, definition still being debated.[1]


  1. Wound Care Nurse Calls Pressure Ulcer a Rare “Stage 5” (Gomerblog)

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