Table 1: Modified European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel grading system [12].

GradeDescription

0Intact skin with no visible erythema
1aBlanchable erythema of intact skin
1bNonblanchable erythema of intact skin
2Partial thickness skin loss involving epidermis, dermis, or both
3Full thickness skin loss involving damage to or necrosis of subcutaneous tissue that may extend down to, but not through, the underlying fascia
4Full thickness skin loss with extensive destruction, tissue necrosis, or damage to muscle, bone, or supporting structures