Case of the Day - Sept 2019

Clinical Case: Anatomical and Physiological Assessment

We all know visual assessment and wound size are important indicators, but do they always tell the whole story? What if you could combine those with physiological documentation? Visual assessment and wound measurement should never be replaced, but when combined with long-wave infrared imaging you now have an objective and reproducible method to more accurately detect and monitor wound infections. And being able to accurately determine if a wound is infected can prevent overtreatment and antibiotic drug resistance. (1)