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A - Assess

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Assess…

…patient, wellbeing and wound

According to international consensus, accurate, holistic assessment is essential to inform treatment choice and to track wound progress1. To optimise wound bed preparation, an appropriate practitioner should consider the following:

  • Establish diagnosis and baseline characteristics.
  • Make a record of the wound type, location and size.
  • Note the wound bed condition.
  • Check for signs of infection or inflammation, ideally through accurate wound vizualisation.
  • Consult the patient on pain levels and intensity, relevant systemic conditions and comorbidities.
  • Considerations for adherence to treatment.

 

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Helping you get CLOSER TO ZERO human and economic cost of wounds.

 

A healthcare professional must always rely on his or her own professional clinical judgment when deciding whether to use a particular product when treating a particular patient. Smith & Nephew does not dispense medical advice and recommends that healthcare professionals be trained in the use of any particular product before using it on patients.

 

Referencing

1) International consensus. Optimising wellbeing in people living with a wound. An expert working group review. London: Wounds International, 2012.