Wound EssentialsDescribing a wound: from presentation to healing

Describing a wound: from presentation to healing

Assessment and diagnosis, Service delivery | Elizabeth Nichols

Being able to identify the tissue types within a wound is an essential skill when caring for wounds, because it informs understanding of the stage of wound healing and selection of safe and appropriate dressing products. Incorrect identification can have serious consequences, or simply lead to ineffective treatment and prolonged healing. Understanding and using wound healing terminologies correctly is therefore very important.