Classification of dependence-related skin lesions: a new proposal


A new theoretical framework on the development of pressure ulcers and other dependence-related lesions requires continued in-depth analysis of their conceptual bases. This study reports the historical background, definitions, and production mechanisms of these lesions, describing the differential pathognomonic features of pressure and/or shear ulcers, moisture-associated skin damage, and lesions from rubbing or friction. It also discusses the combined/multifactorial lesions that can be found in the clinical setting. Finally, it presents the new classification of these lesions proposed by the Spanish Pressure Ulcers and Chronic Wounds Advisory Panel.

This is a new contribution of our research group in the area of Pressure ulcer and Dependence-related lesions. And we expected it could be useful for clinicians.

The article has been published in Journal of Wound Care:

Garcia-Fernandez, FP; Soldevilla Agreda JJ; Pancorbo-Hidalgo, PL; Verdu-Soriano, J; López Casanova, P; Rodríguez-Palma, M. Classification of dependence-related skin lesions: a new proposal. Journal Wound Care. 2016. 25 (1): 26-32 (LINK)

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