Made EasyWound assessment Made Easy

Wound assessment Made Easy

Assessment and diagnosis, Complex wounds | ´╗┐Ousey K, Cook L

Wound assessment Made EasyA structured approach to wound assessment is required to maintain a good standard of care. This involves a thorough patient assessment, which should be carried out by skilled and competent practitioners, adhering to local and national guidelines (Harding et al, 2008). Inappropriate or inaccurate assessment can lead to delayed wound healing, pain, increased risk of infection, inappropriate use of wound dressings and a reduction in the quality of life for patients.