Dermatitis

Ask the treatment expert ... about identifying pressure ulcers

Ask the treatment expert ... about identifying pressure ulcers

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How do you deal with the age-old question "Is it a pressure ulcer or not?" Many healthcare professionals are frequently faced with the dilemma of how to document a reddened area on the buttocks, peri-rectal area or perineal area. Is this a pressure ulcer or is the underlying etiology totally different?