Patient had a stage 4 pressure ulcer, had a muscle flap that healed, then site developed another pressure ulcer. Would this still be considered a stage 4? the nurse is saying it's a stage 2.
i think it would be a stage 2 since the flap healed
Stage 2. Check out Q94. M1306-M1324, EDITED 10/16.
if a pressure ulcer reopens the same anatomical site, the ulcer resumes the previous staging diagnosis(once stage 4 always stage 4)