skin tear stings, decubitus does not? - page 2

While doing field orientation for home health, my preceptor quoted our team leader as follows: When the skin opens over an old, formerly closed, Stage II decubitus, the defining factor as to whether it is defined as a skin tear... Read More

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    Wounds are diagnosed/"labeled" based on their etiologies, as the previous poster said--not the amount, presence or absence of pain in said wound. The instructor's statement is absurd! Shear/friction/trauma causes skin tears and pressure causes pressure ulcers.

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