A unique, compact, comprehensive and realistic model displaying the following pressure ulcers* (NPUAP 2007 - National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel): an unstageable eschar/slough wound, Stage I (in both darkly and lightly pigmented skin), Stage II, Stage III with undermining, tunneling and slough, a shallow Stage IV over the malleolus with exposed bone and tendon, and a Stage IV with exposed bone, tendon, muscle and undermining, tunneling, eschar and slough. The darkly pigmented skin section shows how different a Stage I, blood blister and suspected DTI (Deep Tissue Injury) may appear depending on the pigmentation. The DTIs, when felt, have a “spongy/soft” feel, especially helpful in darkly pigmented patients where visualization of the injury may not be apparent. In the past, healthcare providers have been taught wound care through high-quality photographs and video. ‘Pat’ Pressure Ulcer Staging Model™ brings wound care alive in a way that even the best of photographs cannot do. This model makes it possible to visualize and understand the differences in wounds. Great care has been taken to color each wound just as you would see it on a patient. Once the different etiologies are understood, you can discuss and devise treatment plans that will deliver optimized patient care.
Pressure ulcer assessment has become critical to the operation of health agencies, as inaccurate wound assessment can affect reimbursement, cause inaccurate reporting of patient outcomes and the appearance of potential adverse events. ‘Pat’ Pressure Ulcer Staging ModelTM is an effective tool to educate all healthcare providers, patients, families and caregivers in the identification and staging of pressure ulcers. This model is also an excellent visual aid for educating those who cannot read well enough to understand basic health care information, allowing them to see what can occur without proper care. Routine cleansing and dressing changes can be taught and practiced on all the wounds.
This product is made of a unique new material that permits the application and easy removal of dressings without the need to constantly cleanse the skin of residual adhesive.
A great tool for training, competency testing, skills assessment and dressing techniques!
* We have included the most likely etiology-based descriptions, but realize many wounds can appear in the same location, having different etiologies. The definitive diagnosis is up to the clinician and interprofessional wound care team.