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This e-book is sponsored by Angelini Pharma, Inc.
Patient care teams rely on the wound care nurse alone to implement a pressure injury prevention program; however, a successful program requires involvement from the entire care team and is a 24/7 endeavor.
Learn how your healthcare team can provide better patient care, topics include:
- Prevention Programs: Where to Begin
- It Takes a Team
- Establish a System
- Empowering Your Patients
- Prevention Education
- Pressure Injuries
The ankle brachial index (ABI) is a quantifiable measurement of lower leg blood supply. It’s a comparison of the systolic pressure in the upper arm to the systolic pressure at the ankle. The ankle pressure should be equal to or slightly higher than the arm pressure in the absence of arterial occlusive disease. The test is used to rule out significant arterial disease and to determine the amount of compression that can be safely applied.