Understanding and Addressing Pressure Injuries: A Comprehensive Guide to Stages and Prevention Strategies

PART 1
A Pressure Injuries (Ulcers)

             A pressure injury, also known as a pressure ulcer or bedsore, is damage to the skin and underlying tissue caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. These injuries often occur in areas of the body that are in direct contact with a surface, such as a bed or wheelchair, for an extended period. Pressure injuries are a significant concern for individuals with limited mobility or those who are bedridden, as well as for elderly individuals.

Exploring the Stages of Pressure Injuries :

Stage 1 Pressure Injury/Ulcer 

Stage 1 Pressure Injury is characterized by redness in intact skin that doesn't fade when pressed. This redness may look different in dark skin. Changes in sensation, temperature, or firmness might precede visual changes. The purple or maroon discoloration may indicate a deeper tissue pressure injury. 

Stage 2 Pressure Injury/Ulcer 

Stage 2 Pressure Injury involves partial-thickness skin loss, exposing the dermis. The wound bed is viable, moist, and may appear as a blister. Adipose tissue and deeper layers are not visible, and there's no presence of granulation tissue, slough, or eschar. These injuries often result from adverse microclimate and shear, especially in the pelvis and heel areas."

Stage 3 Pressure Injury/Ulcer 

Stage 3 Pressure Injury involves full-thickness skin loss, with visible fat, granulation tissue, and often rolled wound edges. Slough or eschar may also be present. The extent of tissue damage varies by location, and significant adiposity can lead to deep wounds. While undermining and tunneling may occur, underlying structures like fascia, muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, or bone are not exposed. If slough or eschar obscures the extent of tissue loss, it is considered an Unstageable Pressure Injury."

Stage 4 Pressure Injury/Ulcer 

Stage 4 Pressure Injury is characterized by full-thickness skin and tissue loss, exposing fascia, muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, or bone in the ulcer. Slough or eschar may be visible, and there is often rolled edges, undermining, or tunneling. The depth varies by location, and if the extent of tissue loss is obscured by slough or eschar, it is considered an Unstageable Pressure Injury."

Strategic Approaches for Pressure Injury Prevention

             Preventing pressure injuries is crucial, and strategies include regularly changing positions, using support surfaces like pressure-relieving mattresses or cushion, keeping the skin clean and moisturized, and managing moisture and incontinence. Individuals at risk should receive proper nutrition and hydration, and healthcare professionals should conduct regular skin assessments.

Air cushions and mattresses are effective for preventing pressure injuries due to their ability to redistribute body weight, provide adjustable support, offer continuous pressure relief, reduce friction and shear forces, enhance comfort, regulate temperature, and prevent tissue ischemia. Proper assessment and selection of the appropriate cushion are crucial for effective prevention. 

Long surgeries increase the risk of pressure injuries, influencing a hospital's classification based on how they handle prevention. Special attention is required for patients with a high risk of pressure injuries during surgery. While many hospitals use foam and towels on bony areas, this approach is becoming less effective due to the rough texture of these materials, difficult to manage and clean.

Operating Room Gel Positioning Pads, the advanced technology to prevent pressure injuries during long surgeries and one of the most effective support surface during operation. Designed with a soft texture for skin comfort and easy cleaning. These gel pads are highly effective, making them ideal for use in top-tier hospitals that prioritize patient comfort and protection from pressure injuries.

Gel Positioner Gel Pads, designed to support every part of the body at risk of pressure injuries. With various types to meet different needs, they make patient positioning easy for doctors using Operating Room Gel Pads. Experience an easier and more effective surgical process with our innovative solutions!"

#Stay Healthy, Stay Wise – Preventing is better than Curing!


Libertech Corporation

Libertech is Korea based manufacturer and exporter who specializes in the product of pressure care and offers you the wide range of anti-decubitus cushions, anti-decubitus mattresses and operating room gel pad positioners as well as leisure and homecare pressure solutions. All of the products undergo high quality control during the production process to ensure users' safety, comfort as we're qualifies for ISO 13485, CE (MDR 2017/745) and FDA.

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Tel : +82 70 4680 0707

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Libertech Corporation

Libertech is Korea based manufacturer and exporter who specializes in the product of pressure care and

offers you the wide range of anti-decubitus cushions, anti-decubitus mattresses and operating room gel

pad positioners as well as leisure and homecare pressure solutions. All of the products undergo high quality

 control during the production process to ensure users' safety, comfort as we're qualifies for ISO 13485, CE

(MDR 2017/745) and FDA.


Copyright ⓒ 2024 Libertech Corporation. All rights reserved.

Tel : +82 70 4680 2490

Address : 1352 Poseungjangan-ro, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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