Air Fluidized Therapy Use in Patients With Suspected Deep Tissue Injury – A Case Series

Patients with suspected deep tissue injuries (sDTI) were placed on the Clinitron Rite-Hite bed, treated with standard care, and assessed until resolution of their sDTI. Out of 5 patients and 10 ulcers, 4 healed before discharge, 2 remained at discharge, and 4 became Stage II ulcers. Patients placed on air-fluidized therapy had significantly less skin breakdown than expected. 

  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management
  • Content Type: Abstracts / Posters
  • Reference: Allen L, McGarrah B, Barrett B, et al. Poser presentation: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care; April 14-17, 2011; Dallas, TX.