Friday, August 26, 2011

CORRECTION: Chronic Wounds and Diabetic Ulcers

Thanks to a reader's comment on our June 20 blogpost, HyperbaricLink's chronic wounds and diabetic ulcers pages now recognize an important distinction in wound classification systems. Pressure ulcers (see chronic wounds) are classified into six stages defined by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Diabetic foot ulcers (see diabetic ulcers) are classified into six grades defined by the Wagner Scale. Our chronic wounds page now explains the pressure ulcer stages, and we have added NPUAP to our list of clinical resources. We are grateful to the reader who spotted our error, and we always welcome your comments, criticisms, and conversations.

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