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Chronic Wounds Essentials - Quick Reference

Chronic Wounds Essentials - Quick Reference

Chronic Wounds Essentials - Quick Reference


This topic provides printable pictorial Quick Reference Tools that summarize the essentials in wound care, compiled from several topics within WoundReference. The first tool focuses on assessment. 

Target audience:

  • Care settings: acute care (e.g hospital), post acute (long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities and home health), outpatient 


See the 'Quick Reference Tool: Chronic Wounds Essentials: Assessment' below (Algorithm 1)

Algorithm Quick Reference Chronic Wounds Essentials Assessment

Algorithm 1. 'Quick Reference Tool: Chronic Wounds Essentials: Assessment'


  • Quick Reference Tool: Diabetic Foot Ulcer - Wagner Classification System
  • Quick Reference Tool: Pressure Ulcers/Injury Staging and Common Differential Diagnosis
  • Wound Care Basics Part 1. Assessing and Diagnosing Pressure Ulcers/Injuries
  • Wound Care Basics Part 2. Managing Chronic Wounds
  • Principles of Wound Healing
  • How to Assess a Patient with Chronic Wounds
  • How to Determine Healability of a Chronic Wound
  • Debridement
  • Dressing Essentials
  • Wound Care Series
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