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    Some great information and resources from the group here. I certainly hope you heal up quickly!

    I am not sure if anyone has posted a Pressure Ulcer (sore) Guide here on Carecure or not but the organization I work for has produced a pretty good book in reference to understanding pressure sores and treatment practices. Hope you will find it helpful.

    http://sciontario.org/wp-content/upl...ry-ontario.pdf

    Cheers,

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    Both the terms "pressure ulcer" and "pressure sore" are outdated. The current term endorsed by both the National Pressure Ulcer (yes, I know) Advisory Panel and the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel is "pressure injury". Health care professionals who are up-to-date and knowledgeable about current management and treatment will use that term rather than the older outdated terms, which also include "decubitus" and "bed sore".

    This is intended to reflect wounds like that above which are closed, but still a pressure injury (this includes a closed unable to stage and a deep tissue injury type pressure injury).

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    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Both the terms "pressure ulcer" and "pressure sore" are outdated. The current term endorsed by both the National Pressure Ulcer (yes, I know) Advisory Panel and the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel is "pressure injury". Health care professionals who are up-to-date and knowledgeable about current management and treatment will use that term rather than the older outdated terms, which also include "decubitus" and "bed sore".

    This is intended to reflect wounds like that above which are closed, but still a pressure injury (this includes a closed unable to stage and a deep tissue injury type pressure injury).


    https://www.npuap.org/
    http://www.epuap.org/

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    Well, I don't necessarily believe that some of us people are less professional, reliable or knowledgeable if we still use the term "pressure sore/ulcer/bed sore". Those medical/clinical definitions and terminology have been around a very long time and changing habits takes some time.

    Feel free to remove my post if it is deemed unreliable or unhelpful because the terminology isn't up-to-date enough.

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    Looks like a burn to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    The current term endorsed by both the National Pressure Ulcer (yes, I know) Advisory Panel.
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    Out of curiosity, I sent an email to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and asked if there were plans to change the name of the Panel to reflect the terminology change. I received an answer from the Manager of Marketing and Social Media.

    "Thank you for your email to NPUAP!

    The change of name to an organization is a very delicate process. Discussion of name changing and rebranding is something that the Board of Directors has taken into consideration and it will be reviewed in 2019. Stay tuned for more information!"

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