Importance of ABI in effective compression therapy

Chronic venous disease is a fairly common vascular disorder that often goes undiagnosed by physicians and other healthcare providers until the onset of complications. Proper and timely conservative management in the form of compression therapy should be used before contemplating other, more aggressive treatments.   Chronic venous disease (CVD) affects men and women about equally…

How can compression therapy benefit wound care patients?

Chronic wounds are wounds that do not heal in a predictable amount of time like most wounds. What exactly constitutes a predictable amount of time is highly variable, since there is no clear consensus, with current medical literature stating this ranges between 4 weeks and 3 months [1]. Regardless of healing time, chronic wounds represent…

Case proved: automated ABPI testing improves patient outcomes in wound management

On January 25th, Wounds UK published the Best Practice Statement: Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) in practice. The authors, members of the expert working group comprised of consultant vascular surgeon, tissue viability specialist, lead nurse in tissue viability and consultant nurses, identified the measurement of the Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) as a crucial element…