7 / 9 / 2023
Pressure injuries sustained during hospitalization, especially in the ICU, are not always related to poor nursing care. Acute Skin Failure was first discussed as early as 1993 in the literature. The skin is an organ like the liver, heart, lungs, etc. When patients are in the ICU and diagnosed with multi-system failure pressure injuries, almost 50% of the time are unavoidable. Still, these are rarely diagnosed due to a lack of documentation and research. When analyzing medical malpractice cases, it is essential to report with supporting data that not all pressure injuries are due to poor nursing care. Many Pressure injuries are unavoidable, especially when patients are hypoxic, have poor perfusion or impaired tissue oxygenation, cardiac instability, and are on Vasopressors and mechanical ventilation.