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Healing the Heel: Pressure Injury Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment


Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, University of North Dakota College of Nursing | President, Langemo & Associates

Diane Langemo spent 30 years as an undergraduate and graduate professor of nursing and is a national and international speaker on wound care. Since 1987 she has focused her consulting, speaking, research, and publishing in the area of wound care, with over 100 publications in this area. As a former board member and President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), she served as a co-author of the 2009 and 2014 International Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Guidelines and co-wrote the NPUAP consensus conference and NPUAP publication on unavoidable pressure ulcers. She has received numerous awards, including North Dakota Nurse of the Year.

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.