Understanding the differences between moisture lesions and pressure ulcers: Moisture lesions, frequently caused by incontinence, are often wrongly classified as pressure ulcers

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Abstract

Fletcher, J. (2008) Understanding the differences between moisture lesions and pressure ulcers. Nursing Times; 104: 50/51, 38-39.

This one-part unit discusses the difference between pressure ulcers and moisture lesions. It explores the causes of these skin problems and highlights the need for patient care plans to reflect the underlying cause of the problem.

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