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Br J Nurs. 1997 Jan 9-22;6(1):6, 8-11.

A practical framework for wound assessment. 2: Methods.

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  • Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Postregistration Nursing, University of Hertfordshire.

Abstract

Accurate measurement and documentation of wound healing are essential if practitioners are to effectively evaluate the benefits of various treatment approaches. Increasingly, sophisticated wound measurement techniques are evolving, but many are impractical and costly. The physiology of healing and the relationship of each stage of this delicate process to the complex task of wound assessment were reviewed in part one of this article (Vol 5 (22): 1391-7) to help improve practitioners' clinical assessment skills. Part two will discuss ways in which the accuracy of simple, non-invasive measurement approaches may be improved so that overall alterations in wound dimension can be effectively monitored.

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9015994
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