Granualized vs epithelialized vs not healing?


Has 2 years experience.

Hello! I am new to home health and OASIS assessments... Can someone please explain the difference between granulated vs epithelialized vs not healing? I'd really appreciate it, thank you!!! :)


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If you need further explanation, epithelialization is new skin and granulation is the pink/red beefy tissue with buds (sort of like the surface of the tongue).

I don't believe granulized is an accepted wound descriptor. I think only granulate, granular, granulated or granulation.

surgical wounds healing by primary intention can only be "newly epithialized" or "not healing".


Has 2 years experience. 112 Posts

Thank you all!