Best practice in wound assessment
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Best practice in wound assessment

Maureen Benbow Independent nursing consultant, Crewe, Cheshire, England

Accurate and considered wound assessment is essential to fulfil professional nursing requirements and ensure appropriate patient and wound management. This article describes the main aspects of holistic assessment of the patient and the wound, including identifying patient risk factors and comorbidities, and factors affecting wound healing to ensure optimal outcomes.

Nursing Standard. 30, 27,40-47. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.27.40.s45

Correspondence

Maureen.benbow@btinternet.com

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Received: 08 August 2015

Accepted: 11 October 2015