Draft definition of stage I pressure ulcers: inclusion of persons with darkly pigmented skin. NPUAP Task Force on Stage I Definition and Darkly Pigmented Skin

Adv Wound Care. 1997 Sep;10(5):16-9.


The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel appointed a task force to review the definition of Stage I pressure ulcers, specifically to assess its adequacy in people with darkly pigmented skin. The process used by the task force to draft a new definition is described in this preliminary report of their work. The proposed definition and initial critique of it are given.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Pressure Ulcer / classification*
  • Pressure Ulcer / diagnosis*
  • Skin Pigmentation*