Caregiver Alert: Pressure Injuries



graphic of pressure injuries at different layers of skin and tissue

Did You Know?

  • In 2016, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel replaced the term pressure
    ulcer with pressure injury.
  • Pressure injuries can cause serious infections, some of which are life-
    threatening.
  • Complications of pressure injuries include sepsis, cellulitis, bone and joint
    infections, and cancer.

Learn the risks, prevention, stages and treatment of pressure injuries in this latest Caregiver Alert by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).



2017

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Updated on Apr/24/2017

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