Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 10 (2) Wound assessment part 1: how to measure a wound

Wound Essentials 10 (2) Wound assessment part 1: how to measure a wound

Assessment and diagnosis | Elizabeth Nichols

Wound measurement is an essential part of wound assessment. It should be recorded on initial presentation, and at regular defined intervals as part of the reassessment process. Changes in dimensions are a key indicator and can even predict healing. There are various methods available to measure wounds and it is important to use the same method each time, with the patient in the same position. Continuous monitoring of changes in wound size is an important way of evaluating response to treatment.