Stage 1 Pressure Sore / BedsoreStage 2 Pressure Sore /BedsoreStage 3 Pressure Sore /BedsoreStage 4 Pressure Sore /Bedsore
Stage 1 Pressure Sore / Bed Sore 

Stage I bed sore or pressure sore is the most superficial, indicated by non blanchable redness that does not subside after pressure is relieved. A Stage 1 bedsore is visually similar to reactive hyperemia (a technical term for excessive redness) seen in skin after prolonged application of pressure.

Stage I pressure ulcers can be distinguished from reactive hyperemia in two ways:

a) reactive hyperemia resolves itself within 3/4 of the time pressure was applied, and

b) reactive hyperemia blanches when pressure is applied, whereas a Stage I pressure ulcer does not.

The skin may be hotter or cooler than normal, have an odd texture, or perhaps be painful to the patient. Although easy to identify on a light-skinned patient, ulcers on darker-skinned individuals may show up as shades of purple or blue in comparison to lighter skin tones.

Also See:

Stage 2 Bedsore Pictures

Stage 3 Bedsore Pictures

Stage 4 Bedsore Pictures

Bedsores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers, Bed sores, Photos, Pictures of Bedsores, Treatment, Stages of Bedsores, Septicema, Infections & Nursing Home Deaths. Talk to Nursing Home Neglect Abuse Lawyer about filing a Nursing Home Malpractice lawsuit due to your loved ones bed sores, pressure ulcers, rape, neglect, abuse, assault, malnutrition and/or nursing home death.

No Attorneys Fees or Costs Unless You Recover. - Client is responsible for their own medical expenses.

Do not rely on anything in this site as medical advise. Talk to a Medical Doctor about medical issues and concerns. In cases involving any medical problem including bed sores, pressure sore or ulcer, open sores, infections and wounds, do not wait to speak to a medical professional as these conditions can rapidly worsen and become deadly.

WILLIS LAW FIRM  5252 Westchester Street # 275  Houston, Texas 77005  (800) 883-9858