This article focuses on the ability of nurses to assess and
differentiate between superficial pressure ulcers and moisture
lesions. There is also a debate over the validity of the distinction.
The differentiation between moisture lesions and pressure
ulcers appears complicated and highlights the need for ongoing
education and training. Management strategies for both types
of skin damage should be addressed as the consequences and
outcomes for the patient will depend on the prevention and
management strategies that are put in place.