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This variable is contained in the following files: Inpatient Rehab Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument
Short SAS Name
SAS Name

A code that indicates the type of tissue that occupies the majority of the ulcer bed of the largest pressure ulcer at the time of admission.

CodeCode value
Closed/resurfaced: The wound is completely covered with epithelium (new skin)
Epithelial tissue: For superficial ulcers, new pink or shiny tissue (skin) that grows in from the edges or as islands on the ulcer surface.
Granulation tissue: Pink or beefy red tissue with a shiny, moist granular appearance
Slough: Yellow or white tissue that adheres to the ulcer bed in strings or thick clumps or is mucinous
Necrotic tissue (eschar): Black, brown, or tan tissue that adheres firmly to the wound bed or ulcer edges.