WoundCon Fall 2021 – An Online Virtual Wound Care Conference & Expo WoundCon Fall 2021 – An Online Virtual Wound Care Conference & Expo

Friday, November 12, 2021

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Healing the Heel: Pressure Injury Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN
Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, University of North Dakota College of Nursing | President, Langemo & Associates

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Moderation by Elizabeth McCalley, Managing Editor, WoundSource

The heel is the second most common anatomical location for pressure injuries, which can lead to osteomyelitis, limb amputation, and even death. Preventing heel pressure injuries by offloading is essential in at-risk patients. Patients with immobility, diabetes, leg spasms, and impaired perfusion are all more susceptible to pressure injury development and should have prevention strategies in place early in care.