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.s45Correspondence
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Received: 08 August 2015
Accepted: 11 October 2015