Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 11 (1) Detecting pressure damage in people with darkly pigmented skin

Wound Essentials 11 (1) Detecting pressure damage in people with darkly pigmented skin

Assessment and diagnosis | Michelle Baker

Identifying the early stages of pressure damage in patients with darkly pigmented skin can be difficult. This article explores current pressure ulcer categorisation systems and the advice for nurses who need to prevent pressure damage in all their at-risk patients. It will also examine technological advances that have been designed to overcome the difficulties there are in detecting pressure damage in people with darker skin.