An internationally authored discussion paper exploring pressure ulcer/injury classification

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An internationally authored discussion paper exploring pressure ulcer/injury classification. Which discusses the main pathways for PI/PU development; outside-in-pathway and in-side out pathway- which is where SEM Scanner technology can play a part in earlier identification of increased risk of PI/PU.

For decades there has been an ongoing debate on how to best classify pressure ulcers/injuries. An internal working group have concluded that:

  • Various pressure ulcer/injury classifications exist in parallel worldwide.
  • Despite differences, the concepts described in the current pressure ulcer/injury classifications are similar.
  • There is no evidence that one pressure ulcer/injury classification is better than another.
  • Health professionals should be educated on how to best use a pressure ulcer/injury classification system in their clinical setting.

Kottner J, Cuddigan J, Carville K, Balzer K, Berlowitz D, Law S, Litchford
M, Mitchell P, Moore Z, Pittman J, Sigaudo-Roussel D, Yee CY, Haesler E, Pressure ulcer/injury

Click this link to read Classification today: an international perspective, Journal of Tissue Viability

An internationally authored discussion paper exploring pressure ulcer/injury classification

An internationally authored discussion paper exploring pressure ulcer/injury classification. Which discusses the main pathways for PI/PU development; outside-in-pathway and in-side out pathway- which is where SEM Scanner technology can play a part in earlier identification of increased risk of PI/PU.

For decades there has been an ongoing debate on how to best classify pressure ulcers/injuries. An internal working group have concluded that:

  • Various pressure ulcer/injury classifications exist in parallel worldwide.
  • Despite differences, the concepts described in the current pressure ulcer/injury classifications are similar.
  • There is no evidence that one pressure ulcer/injury classification is better than another.
  • Health professionals should be educated on how to best use a pressure ulcer/injury classification system in their clinical setting.

Kottner J, Cuddigan J, Carville K, Balzer K, Berlowitz D, Law S, Litchford
M, Mitchell P, Moore Z, Pittman J, Sigaudo-Roussel D, Yee CY, Haesler E, Pressure ulcer/injury

Click this link to read Classification today: an international perspective, Journal of Tissue Viability