Getting it right: wound assessment and management

  • Bronwyn Green Medpharm Publications
Keywords: wound assessment, wound management

Abstract

For many years, management of chronic wounds, e.g. pressure ulcers, has been based on an understanding of the physiology of acute wounds. Both acute and chronic wounds need to follow all four would healing phases, namely haemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and maturation or remodelling, in order to achieve wound closure. However, very often, the initiating mechanism of injury in chronic wounds does not require haemostasis.

Author Biography

Bronwyn Green, Medpharm Publications
BCUR(Hons), Cert Wound Care, Cert Burn Care Clinical Wound Care Specialist Private Practice
Section
General Review