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The difference between Alternating Pressure and Air Fluidized Therapy AFT COMMON USE ALTERNATING PRESSURE Prevention & Treatment of Stages I-IV Pressure Injury AIR FLUIDIZED THERAPY Treatment of Stages III-IV Pressure Injury, burns, flap surgeries, grafts & unstageable wounds Both AFT and Alternating Pressure therapy are for the treatment of late-stage pressure sores. There are benefits and restrictions to each therapy. However, where, when, […]
What is Reactive Hyperemia and Why it's Important for Wound Care Reactive hyperemia is the body’s response to periods of inadequate blood supply to a tissue or organ such as the skin. This phenomenon in wound care, refers to increase of blood circulation in the small arteries and capillaries after the skin has experienced a temporary obstruction in blood flow. Obstruction in blood supply to the […]
The Difference Between a Lateral Rotation Mattress and an Alternating Pressure Mattress What are the differences between therapies for the prevention and treatment of Pressure Sore Injuries? Within wound care there are misconceptions between the therapies and when each is appropriate. One of the most common misconceptions is that Lateral Rotation is more advanced than alternating pressure at wound treatment. This is especially true when a patient […]