How do nurses assess wounds?

Type of wounds

WUWHS position papers and consensus documents are reports containing recommendations and strategies for clinical practice based on conclusions drawn from expert working group meetings. They were provided to us at the congress in hard copy, but can also be accessed from this link: http://www.wuwhs2016.com/documents. In future posts we will address novel points of other published documents.

It is a novel and intuitive assessment tool that, in addition to paying attention to the wound bed, highlights the importance of the wound edge and perilesional skin as key to promoting healing.

Wound assessment pdf

This conference, held in collaboration with the Aragonese Health Service and Coloplast, aimed to increase nurses’ knowledge in research, and to encourage them to conduct research in rare wounds, by providing them with tools that allow better assessment and management of these wounds, in such a way that results in the quality of care provided to patients.

“Many times when a patient comes in with a wound, the wound is observed, but not the patient as a whole. What this tool tells us is that the first thing we have to do is evaluate the patient and his or her social context to make a good diagnosis and be able to put a good treatment in place. The tool helps you to carry out this evaluation,” explains Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, head of training at Coloplast’s Clinical Department.

Surgical wound assessment nursing

Dec202016Nursing NewsWound care is a sterile technique, so prior to its performance, hand washing and gloving should be performed. In addition, it is essential to inform the patient about the procedure (which is sometimes unpleasant or painful) and preserve their privacy (curtains, screens…).

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Clohrexidine is an organic antiseptic belonging to the biguanide group. It has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including some viruses such as HIV and some fungi and yeasts. It acts by altering the permeability of the cell membrane, producing its rupture, and coagulating the cell cytoplasmic content. It is a fast-acting compound, whose minimum necessary time of action is short, a few minutes. (EIR 15, 139)

Wound assessment and healing

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