SPON04 - Permobil presents "Pressure injury - Update on Terms and Etiology" (Ginger Walls)

Session Information
Session ID: 
SPON04
Date & Time: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Location: 
Commerce
Session Description
Session Type: 
Abstract: 

Historically, pressure injury etiology has revolved around ischemic changes in the skin, and soft tissue.  However, recent evidence has demonstrated that tissue deformation of the skin and soft tissue has earlier implications in pressure injury development versus just ischemia alone. This interactive session will review new terminology, as well as the current best evidence of pressure injury pathophysiology, with a focus on the new understanding of the significant role tissue deformation plays in the development of pressure injuries.  

Presenter(s)

Ginger Walls
Regional Clinical Education Manager

Session Handout