Pressure Ulcer: Definition, Stages & Treatment


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An external object repeatedly rubbing against the skin's surface is called what?

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1. What is the underlying mechanism that causes pressure ulcers?

2. Pressure ulcers are grouped into categories. What stage is the most superficial and involves discolored skin that does not turn white when pressure is applied?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The severity of pressure ulcers can be categorized into different stages. Test your familiarity of these stages and causes of the ulcers with this combination quiz/worksheet. The quiz will ask you to identify the term for when an external object repeatedly rubs against the skin's surface as well as, the type of pressure that involves the top skin layers sliding over deeper tissues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following aspects of pressure ulcers:

  • Underlying mechanism that causes the ulcers
  • Superficial stage involving skin discoloration
  • The most severe stage

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help students practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the stages and treatment of pressure ulcers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cause of the ulcers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different stages of the ulcers

Additional Learning

Study more about these ulcers by reading the accompanying lesson, Pressure Ulcer: Definition, Stages & Treatment. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Learn who is most at risk
  • Identify the commonly known name for pressure ulcers
  • Read about treatment options
  • Ascertain where these ulcers are commonly located on the body