A pressure ulcer is injury to skin and soft tissue from prolonged pressure usually over a boney prominence.
Stages of Pressure Ulcers
- Stage I: The first stage.
- Stage II: There is damage to the epidermis; dermatologists alarmed.
- Stage III: Three times worse than the first stage.
- Stage IV: Four times worse than the third stage.
- Unstageable: Surface covered, so cannot see deep it is.
- Stage V: The rarest of rare pressure ulcers, definition still being debated.