Friday, November 12, 2021

"Inside-Out" Pressure Injuries: Applying the Angiosome Concept to Pressure Injury Development
Caroline Fife, MD
Caroline Fife, MD
Professor of Geriatrics, Baylor College of Medicine | Medical Director, CHI St. Luke's Wound Clinic | Chief Medical Officer, Intellicure, Inc

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Moderation by Elizabeth McCalley, Managing Editor, WoundSource

Pressure injuries are generally understood to be caused by soft tissue compression between a support surface and a bony prominence, but pressure injuries persist despite offloading maneuvers. Do pressure injuries occur at the level of an artery proximal to the lesion related to low mean arterial pressure? If so, a terminology change from “deep tissue and stage 4 injuries” to “vascular occlusion pressure injuries” may be warranted.