It was 4:30, I hadn’t eaten lunch yet (or ate? fml I never know which one). Clearly not an inspirational post but hey- issa real one.
The gift shop is where the snacks are, the gift shop is where the happiness is, and the gift shop is where we sometimes have to get lunch in the form of chips and coffee and no this isn’t heart healthy nor was it satiating but it was salty and had caffeine and - in keeping it all the way real- sometimes that’s all that matters. In the hospital life, not eating or drinking for 8-10 hours is just a regular day lol. .
Pressure Ulcer Staging
Pressure ulcers are defined in stages, how far tissue breakdown or necrosis has advanced. ulcers are defined as intact skin with nonblanchable redness of localized areas, usually over bony prominences. Darkly pigmented skin may not have visible blanching; its color may differ from the surrounding area.
ulcers have partial thickness loss of dermis presenting as a shallow ulcer with a pink-red wound bed without slough (dead tissue that separates from living tissue, often a yellow color). They may also present as an intact or open/ruptured serum-filled blister.
ulcers are defined as full thickness tissue loss. Subcutaneous tissue may be visible but muscle, bone or tendon are not. Slough may be present but does not obscure the depth of tissue loss. The ulcer may have undermining and tunneling.
Stage IV ulcers have full-thickness tissue loss with exposed bone, tendon and muscle. Slough or eschar (black tissue, often forms a hard shell over an ulcer) may be present on some parts of the wound bed. The ulcer may often have undermining and tunneling.
wounds have full-thickness tissue loss in which the base of the ulcer is covered by slough (yellow, tan, grey, green or brown) and/or eschar (tan, brown or black) in the wound bed.