Wound care: What’s new on an old problem?

Certified wound care professional discusses new definitions for pressure injuries that haven’t been used before.

In April, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) issued guidance on the terminology and rating of pressure injuries. As a recently-certified Wound Care professional, I found the new terminology arrived just in time.

Does your patient have a pressure sore? A pressure ulcer? A decubitus? No. Your patient has a “pressure injury.”

Source – http://www.mcknights.com/guest-columns/wound-care-whats-new-on-an-old-problem/article/502291/

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