deep tissue injury blanchable?

  1. Just a quick question because I cannot find any info on this anywhere.. is it possible that a deep tissue injury (DTI) could be blanchable? HELP!
    Thanks in advance =)
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  3. by   ckh23
  4. by   nursgirl
    thanks for the reply! I did see that website when I was googling.. but it doesn't specifically say whether it might blanch.. I would think the answer is no but I need to be sure... long story.. LOL
  5. by   optimist
    DTI will not blanch
  6. by   ckh23
    Think about blanching itself. What is blanching? You put pressure that displaces the blood and when you let go the blood rushes back. With a DTI the skin is already discolored and unblanchable.

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