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A Pilot Study Providing Evidence for the Validity of a New Tool to Improve Assignment of National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Stage to Pressure Ulcers

Young, Daniel L. PT, DPT; Estocado, Nancy BS, PT, CWS; Landers, Merrill R. PT, DPT, OCS; Black, Joyce PhD, RN

Advances in Skin & Wound Care: April 2011 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 - p 168-175
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000396304.90710.ea
Features: Original Investigation

The authors introduce the N.E. One Can Stage tool and present evidence for its validity and reliability.

Daniel L. Young, PT, DPT, is Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Nancy Estocado, BS, PT, CWS, is Program Supervisor/Rehab Therapy, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Merrill R. Landers, PT, DPT, OCS, is Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Joyce Black, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, College of Nursing-Omaha Division, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Submitted February 23, 2010; accepted in revised form October 27, 2010.

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