The four stages of pressure ulcers from least severe to the most are: stage 1 or nonblanchable erythema, stage 2 or partial thickness, stage 3 or full-thickness skin loss, and stage 4 or full-thickness tissue loss, accor... More »

The four stages of pressure sores include intact skin with redness, open ulcers, visible fat, and full tissue loss exposing bone and muscle, according to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. The presence of dead s... More »

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Pressure sores are treated with pressure reduction; cleaning and dressing the wound; removing damaged tissue; pain management; and strategies to help promote wound healing, explains Mayo Clinic. The first step of treatme... More »

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The four stages of pressure sores include intact skin with redness, open ulcers, visible fat, and full tissue loss exposing bone and muscle, according to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. The presence of dead s... More »

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Pressure sores are classified as stage I through stage IV, with stage I being the least severe and stage IV being the most severe, notes MedlinePlus. A pressure sore can't be classified if the base of the sore is covered... More »

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Causes of erythema multiforme include infection from the herpes simplex virus and medications such as penicillin. Erythema nodosum can be a result of pregnancy, ulcerative colitis or connective tissue disorders, accordin... More »

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Caregivers can utilize slide sheets to move a patient either up in bed or onto a side to relieve pressure points, which lead to pressure ulcers after an extended time, notes MedlinePlus. Slide sheets prevent dragging the... More »

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