Classification of dependence-related skin lesions: A new proposal

  1. García-Fernández, F.P. 17
  2. Javier Soldevilla Agreda, J. 79
  3. Pancorbo-Hidalgo, P.L. 37
  4. Verdu-Soriano, J. 78
  5. López Casanova, P. 47
  6. Rodríguez-Palma, M. 67
  1. 1 Hospital Universitario de Jaén

    Hospital Universitario de Jaén

    Jaén, España


  2. 2 Department of Nursing, Spain
  3. 3 Universidad de Jaén

    Universidad de Jaén

    Jaén, España


  4. 4 Health Department of Alcoy, Spain
  5. 5 Health Sciences Faculty, Spain
  6. 6 Home Care of Cádiz, Spain
  7. 7 Spanish Pressure Ulcers and Chronic Wounds Advisory Panel, Spain
  8. 8 Universitat d'Alacant

    Universitat d'Alacant

    Alicante, España


  9. 9 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España


Journal of wound care

ISSN: 0969-0700

Year of publication: 2016

Volume: 25

Issue: 1

Pages: 26-32

Type: Article

DOI: 10.12968/JOWC.2016.25.1.26 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84958748863 WoS: WOS:000374030100005 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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A new theoretical framework on the development of pressure ulcers and other dependence-related lesions requires continued in-depth analysis of their conceptual bases. This study reports the historical background, definitions, and production mechanisms of these lesions, describing the differential pathognomonic features of pressure and/or shear ulcers, moisture-associated skin damage, and lesions from rubbing or friction. It also discusses the combined/multifactorial lesions that can be found in the clinical setting. Finally, it presents the new classification of these lesions proposed by the Spanish Pressure Ulcers and Chronic Wounds Advisory Panel. © 2016 MA Healthcare Ltd.