How are wounds classified according to severity?
What are the different levels of wounds in Wakefield classification?
- 3. Wounds Rank and Wakefield Classification Tidy Wounds Untidy Wounds Duration Acute Wounds Chronic Wounds 5.
What are the different types of wound dressings?
- Primary dressing examples: alginate; hydrofiber; or hydroactive. Secondary dressing examples: high absorbent non-adherent dressing; or foam. For deeper wounds, use an alginate alternative dressing. When the risk of infection is high, an antimicrobial dressing should be considered, for example silver dressings.
What are the factors to look for in a wound report?
- 1 Type of wound- acute or chronic. 2 Aetiology- surgical, laceration, ulcer, burn, abrasion, traumatic, pressure injury, neoplastic. 3 Location and surrounding skin. 4 Tissue Loss. 5 Clinical appearance of the wound bed and stage of healing. 6 Measurement and dimensions. 7 Wound edge. 8 Exudate. 9 Presence of infection. 10 Pain.
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