Infrared skin thermometry: An underutilized cost-effective tool for routine wound care practice and patient high-risk diabetic foot self-monitoring

R. Gary Sibbald, Asfandyar Mufti, David G. Armstrong

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to provide practitioners with an overview of infrared skin thermometry for everyday wound care practice. Thermometers have the potential for home use by patients with neuropathy to self-detect damage from repetitive trauma that will increase the risk of foot ulceration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in Skin and Wound Care
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Charcot foot
  • Diabetic foot monitoring
  • Infrared thermometers
  • Wound infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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