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Wound assessment, cleansing and debridement

Wound assessment, cleansing and debridement

Tissue viability

Una Adderley
Research Nurse
Centre for Evidence Based Nursing
Department of Health Studies
University of York
District Nurse Scarborough and NE Yorks NHS Trust

Effective clinical decisions regarding wound care need to be underpinned by skilled wound assessment. An initial assessment should enable the clinician to arrive at a clinical diagnosis of the cause of wounding and to decide on treatment. 

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