National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel updates pressure ulcer staging system

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel recently released a new set of guidelines for health care providers to use in staging pressure ulcers. These updates reflect a better understanding of pressure ulcers, and they are intended to help differentiate pressure ulcers from other types of wounds. In addition, the new guidelines are expected to increase clinical utility of the staging system by providing greater uniformity, clarity, and succinctness.

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