Healthcare LF00944 Translatable Manual
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Life/form® by Nasco Healthcare
Elderly Pressure Ulcer Foot
LF00944U Key Card

Since chronic foot ulcers affect elderly the most, we have designed the Life/from® Elderly Pressure Ulcer Foot for instruction on the care and cleaning of pressure ulcers in various stages. Pressure ulcers are more likely to appear over pressure points such as heels, tips of toes, between toes, or anywhere the bones may protrude and rub against socks, shoes, or bed sheets. This Elderly Pressure Ulcer Foot contains all four severity stages:

Figure 1

1a - Stage 1; 1b - Stage 2; 1c - Stage 3; 1d - Stage 4

Stage 1

Located on the bottom of the toe. Surface of the skin is red. A patient may feel the area is painful, firm, soft, warmer, or cooler compared to other skin tissue.

Stage 2

Located on the bottom of the foot just under the toe. Surface of the skin is red. Wound extends deeper into the skin layers. Partial thickness loss of dermis presenting a shallow open ulcer with a red-pink wound bed.

Stage 3

Located on the side of the foot. Surface of the skin is red. Wound looks like a crater and reaches the bottom layer of the skin. Full thickness tissue loss. Subcutaneous fat may be visible but bone, tendon, and muscle are not exposed.

Stage 4

Located on the heel of the foot. Surface of the skin is red. Wound has destroyed a great amount of tissue and has damaged muscle, bone, joints, and tendons. Full thickness tissue loss with exposed bone, tendon, or muscle. Slough or eschar may be present on some parts. Often includes tunneling.

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