New and Novel Methods of Non-Invasive Vascular Assessment - Enhancing Triage Protocols in Wound Healing and Limb Salvage
Lee C Rogers, DPM
Board of Directors
American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
Richard Neville, MD, FACS, DFSVS, RCPSG(Hon)
INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Director, Vascular Services
Falls Church, VA
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the approach to wound healing and limb salvage. The need for efficient, effective, and portable non-invasive vascular assessments during patient triage is critical in supporting positive outcomes. Non-invasive vascular assessment methods in the context of “wound care without walls”, including the use of near infrared spectroscopy as a novel and valuable solution in vascular assessment, will be reviewed and discussed.
- Review of current non-invasive vascular assessment methods to understand the need for better remote vascular diagnostic tool.
- Understand how tissue oxygen saturation is a valid assessment for tissue viability.
- Appreciate the use of near infrared spectroscopy as a fast and reliable non-invasive vascular assessment for enhanced patient triage.
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