Factors influencing wound healing: a bedside enabler

  • Hiske Smart Welkom Medi-Clinic
Keywords: bedside enabler


Influencing factors that must be taken in account on assessment of the patient with a wound can be broadly divided into intrinsic factors that are part of the patients make-up, and extrinsic factors that may exert an outside influence on the outcome of wound healing.1 As the list may become an endless preamble, history-taking is often difficult and not complete enough to make a full assessment of all factors that influence a patient with a wound.

Author Biography

Hiske Smart, Welkom Medi-Clinic
Hons.B.Soc.Sc Nursing, MA Nursing, PG Dip Wound Healing and Tissue Repair Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy unit Welkom Medi-Clinic
Wound Care