(W304) Defining Unstageable Pressure Ulcers as Full Thickness Wounds: Is this Definition Consistent with Clinical Outcomes?

  • Room: 517 a-c
  • Session Number: W304
Monday, June 06, 2016: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact Hours: 1


Sunniva Zaratkiewicz PhD, RN, CWCN
Program Manager
Harborview Medical Center


This session will focus on the often complex topic of unstageable pressure ulcers. The results of two studies on the healing trajectories of unstageable pressure ulcers will be reviewed. Questions regarding misidentification of unstageable pressure ulcers and challenges with the current definition of these ulcers will be discussed.


Learning Objectives

The participant will be able to:
1. Understand both the healing trajectory of unstageable pressure ulcers and appropriate diagnosis of unstageable pressure ulcers.

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