Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 7(2): Differentiating between pressure ulcers and moisture lesions

Wound Essentials 7(2): Differentiating between pressure ulcers and moisture lesions

Education, Pressure Ulcers | Susan Yates

This article focuses on the ability of nurses to assess and differentiate between superficial pressure ulcers and moisture lesions. There is also a debate over the validity of the distinction. The differentiation between moisture lesions and pressure ulcers appears complicated and highlights the need for ongoing education and training. Management strategies for both types of skin damage should be addressed as the consequences and outcomes for the patient will depend on the prevention and management strategies that are put in place.