Air-fluidized therapy in patients with suspected deep tissue injury: a case series.

@article{Allen2012AirfluidizedTI,
  title={Air-fluidized therapy in patients with suspected deep tissue injury: a case series.},
  author={Lynda Jean Allen and Barbara McGarrah and Deborah A. Barrett and Bethany Stenson and Patricia G Turpin and Catherine A Vangilder},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={
          555-61
        }
}
PURPOSE The evolution of suspected deep tissue injuries from an initial purple bruise to a significant stage III or IV pressure ulcer may be rapid, even with optimal treatment. This case series describes our experience with air-fluidized therapy (AFT) placed upon discovery of suspected deep tissue injury (sDTI) in an acute care setting. CASES Five patients with 10 sDTIs were placed on AFT within 12 hours of sDTI diagnosis and evaluated for an average of 9 days. Patients were included in the… CONTINUE READING
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