This session will highlight the challenge in differentiating moisture associated skin damage and pressure ulcers. The panel will present information regarding assessment characteristics of each condition to guide the learner in their practice setting. Additionally, the panel will discuss assessment pearls such as, “what is that yellow stuff” in the wound bed, and be asked to weigh in on whether superficial pressure ulcers exist. The session will include both the most up to date evidence based recommendations for assessment and classification as well as discuss recommendations for future research.
Describe the assessment characteristics of three skin conditions: pressure ulcers vs. IAD vs. Friction Injury
Discuss the difference between ischemic necrosis (slough) and film development related to inflammation
Identify differentiating characteristics of superficial MASD injuries vs. superficial pressure ulcers