A localized area of skin or underlying tissue injury resulting from pressure and/or shear
Classified in stages according to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP):
Nutritional assessment (1)
Pain assessment (1)
Date of ulcer diagnosis
Full skin examination on initial contact and repeatedly throughout visits
Comprehensive initial assessment of the patient
Pressure reduction/redistribution (4)[A]
Nutritional support (e.g., protein containing supplements) (5)[B]
Wound assessment and t...
Home health nursing
Change plan of care if no improvement in 2...
Jamshed N, Schneider E. Is the use of supplemental vitamin C and zinc for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers evidence based? Ann Long-Term Care Med. 2010;18(3):28...
L89.95 Pressure ulcer of unspecified site, unstageable
L89.91 Pressure ulcer of unspecified site, stage 1
L89.92 Pressure ulcer of unspecified site, stage 2
L89.93 Pressure ulcer of unspecifie...
Create assessment and prevention protocols for all patients.
Identify risk factors, reduce pressure, maximize nutrition, regular skin checks, and assess and treat wound appropriately.
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