(52Aa) Highest Current Pressure Ulcer stage: Admission

SAS Name

A code indicating the highest current pressure ulcer stage at the time of admission.

Code Code value
00 No pressure ulcer
01 Any area of persistent skin redness (Stage 1)
02 Partial loss of skin layers (Stage 2)
03 Deep craters in the skin (Stage 3)
04 Breaks in skin exposing muscle or bone (Stage 4)
05 Not stageable (necrotic eschar predominant; no prior staging available)