One day hospital “pressure injury prevention” protocols will include maintaining (if possible) a reasonable mean arterial pressure (MAP) or diastolic blood pressure, among other strategies that might ACTUALLY prevent pressure injuries. There’s a reason they still happen. They still happen because we aren’t addressing the correct pathophysiologic mechanism. I am sure the ICU nurses out there know what I am talking about.
Check out the story of my son’s intraoperative pressure injuries and the powerful evidence that Stage 1 pressure injuries are actually “ischemia reperfusion” injuries!
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