How should the wound be examined in patients with pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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After the general physical examination, attention should be turned to the pressure injury. Adequate examination of the wound may necessitate the administration of intravenous (IV) or oral pain medications to ensure patient comfort. Chronic pain may be present among these patients and may be exacerbated by examination ulcer.

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