The Blanching Apple changes colour, from red to white when pressed with a warm hand or finger. The thermogenic paint used on the apple is heat sensitive from 35 degrees.
To be used as a educational tool only to mimic/visual representation of a blanching test or a capillary refill rest.
Category 1 Pressure ulcer defined as non blanching Erythema, this is
Intact skin with non-blanchable redness of a localized area usually over a bony prominence. Darkly pigmented skin may not have visible blanching; its color may differ from the surrounding area.
The area may be painful, firm, soft, warmer or cooler as compared to adjacent tissue.
PLEASE NOTE A Category 1 pressure ulcer be difficult to detect in individuals with dark skin tones.
FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY