The Gluteal Cleft Dilemma

Have you been challenged by skin breakdown that occurs in the gluteal cleft of some patients? WOCNs are highly skilled and trained at identifying moisture-related skin breakdown in this area. However, obese patients where their buttock tissue was so firm that a caregiver could not separate the gluteal cleft for skin integrity evaluation or cleansing…
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The "Boggy" Heel

I’m trying to determine just what that is, and more importantly its significance to the development of a heel pressure ulcer. I think I first really became aware of the word in relation to pressure ulcers when the NPUAP (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel) added deep tissue injury to the staging system in 2007. In the medical…
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