Pressure Ulcer Staging
A doctor or nurse can tell how bad the pressure ulcer is by looking at the skin and measuring the sore. Each pressure ulcer wound is categorized according to severity by the use of stages. As such, pressure ulcers are staged, or classified, to reflect the level of tissue injury or damage. The types of skin breakdown vary and there are four different stages of pressure ulcers, each corresponding to a specific level of wound severity.