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The nurse is caring for an older patient who has a healed, sacral pressure ulcer. What would the nurse include in teaching about this new tissue growth?

▸ "Your sacral area will heal faster if reinjured."

▸ "Your skin will break down faster if your sacrum is reinjured."

▸ "You may have a loss of feeling in the old, pressure ulcer area."

▸ "You are more at risk for infection in the sacral area."
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"Your skin will break down faster if your sacrum is reinjured."

Skin will break down faster in areas that were previously injured. Scarred wounds never reach prewound strength.

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