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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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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 »

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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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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 »

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According to the Merck Manual, pressure ulcers can develop and worsen across four stages, beginning with nonblanchable erythema (in which the ulcer may not yet be visible), then progressing to erosion (epidermal loss), f... More »

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Pictures of the stages of bed sores, or pressure sores, show the level of skin breakage and damage in each stage, which help to identify the severity of the condition. Pressure sores exist in four stages, with each stage... More »

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Causes of pressure sores in the elderly include sustained pressure on a bed or wheelchair and friction caused by shifting or changing positions, according to Mayo Clinic. Pressure sores can also be the result of shear, w... More »

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