Taking the Pressure Off – Use of a Novel Alternating Pressure Overlay

Joyce Black, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPWCA Florence Niedfeldt Professor of Nursing University of Nebraska Medical Center
Vice President, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel

A pressure injury is localized damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other device.

The injury can present as intact skin or an open ulcer and may be painful. The injury occurs as a result of intense and/or prolonged pressure or pressure in combination with shear.

Take a fresh look at the role of pressure in the formation of pressure injuries. Click on the video to learn more.