Other Wound Types and Skin Injuries

Other Wound Types and Skin Injuries



Differentiating pressure ulcers from other types of wounds and skin injuries is important for an accurate count of their number. It is also important for identifying appropriate wound treatment.


Wound types and skin injuries often misclassified as pressure ulcers include:

  • Skin Tears
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis

The characteristics of each wound type/skin injury are provided to facilitate the accurate identification of pressure ulcers.


A test on wound types ends this module.