The Pathway to Improved Wound Care Outcomes Begins with Simple Steps
The key to improving outcomes for wounds ranging from pressure injuries to diabetic foot ulcers begins with two simple steps: 1) Getting to Know Your Patients and 2) Accurate Measurement.
However, achieving accuracy in wound care measurement isn't as simple as it sounds. Many clinicians continue to measure manually. Multiple variables can impact how a provider gages the length, width and size of a wound.
Today, more nurses, doctors and others involved in wound care are turning to digital tools such as mobile apps with 2D and 3D imaging to improve wound care measurement. Here too, without training on how to ensure consistent measurement, there are opportunities for inaccuracy.
To help busy clinicians get the most from their digital wound care measurement tools, the wound care measurement experts at Tissue Analytics, a Net Health company, have created a simple-to-use checklist outlining the key steps in the measurement process.