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pressure ulcer

[′presh·ər ‚əl·sər]
(medicine)
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The lower the score, the greater the risk for pressure ulcer development.
It is, therefore, possible that a claim can have more than one pressure ulcer site code recorded (e.g., shoulder and ankle), but only one stage code.
Descriptive statistics for patient demographics, admission characteristics, pressure ulcer stage, and POA reporting were compared between admissions with a new pressure ulcer diagnosis, admissions with a previously documented pressure ulcer diagnosis, and nonpressure ulcer admissions.
The effect of Aloe Vera gel on prevention of pressure ulcers in patients hospitalized in the orthopedic wards: a randomized triple-blind clinical trial.
It was over a year ago that a carer discovered that a red patch on his skin was the start of a pressure ulcer.
It was over a year ago that a carer discovered that a red patch on his skin was the start of a pressure ulcer. He said: "The nurses told me that they could see a scratch but that was it."
The relative frequencies of pressure ulcer stages vary across different studies.
Mohamed Sadek, who is also the IHI team leader for Al Wakra Hospital's general inpatient wards, said: "Pressure ulcer is the term used to describe localized damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue.
SEM Scanner is a wireless, noninvasive handheld device that assesses subepidermal moisture, or SEM, a biophysical marker that has been found to detect early-stage pressure ulcers beneath the skin surface as much as 10 days earlier than visual inspection by nurses.
* If the patient had a new category 2 pressure Ulcer, has a mini-root cause analysis been completed?
Pressure ulcers are defined as damage to a localized area of skin resulting from pressure alone or with shear.
Since our aim was to detect these ulcers at an earlier stage and to ensure early healing, we looked at the stage at which the pressure ulcer was detected and healing at one, two, and 12 months.