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Pressure Injuries

Ask the Treatment Expert about … pressure injuries

We just admitted a resident with two pressure injuries. The hospital had marked both as Stage 2. However, on admission to our facility, one presented with granulation tissue and the other had granulation and some thin slough in the wound bed. Are these Stage 2 pressure injuries?

Emily Mongan

An ounce of pressure injury prevention

Benjamin Franklin once said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” His 1736 statement was referring to firefighting — better to prevent a fire than deal with putting one out — but it can also apply to one of the most challenging issues in long-term care: Pressure injuries.

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