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Part 3: Recognizing and Treating Pressure Sores

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How can I tell if I have a pressure sore?

Stages of pressure sores

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STAGE 1

STAGE 2

STAGE 3

STAGE 4

SUSPECTED DEEP TISSUE INJURY *

UNSTAGEABLE *

Possible complications of pressure sores:

* From: Pressure Ulcer Stages Revised by National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (2007). <http://www.npuap.org>.

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