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I have a question about a pressure ulcer. When a stage 1 opens to a stage 2, do you measure the entire area-even the stage 1 area or just the open area that is now open??
(I hope I explained this right!)
Measure the entire area. Since stg 1 is nonblanchable redness, stg 2 is an open area.
Measure wound using the clock method; measure the redness surrounding, because this
could open up even further since the tissue is already damaged. Describe your wound, is
the wound bed moist or dry, does it have slough, if so , what color? Does it have drainage: what color
and how much? Dont forget the depth of the wound and also if odor is present or absent.
The entire wound is now classified as a stg 2. Charting well is drawing a picture of what you
see. Hope this helps