Online Education | UW Wound Academy | Wound Assessment

Wound assessment sample from the UW Wound Academy.DESCRIPTION

This module covers the components of wound assessment and provides interactive opportunities for practicing assessment skills.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes


After completing this module, you will be better able to:

  1. Identify general patient health issues which can affect healing.
  2. Describe a systematic approach to wound assessment.
  3. Describe how to measure a wound.
  4. Differentiate types of viable versus non-viable tissue.
  5. Identify common chronic wound locations.

Additional Information

  • Patient assessment factors
  • Pain
  • Psychological concerns
  • Location
  • Dimensions and measurement
  • Tissue involvement and wound depth
  • Tunneling and undermining
  • Appearance of the wound base
  • Wound edges
  • Periwound skin
  • Infection in chronic wounds
  • Wound exudate
  • Wound etiology
  • Documentation
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours
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Registration temporarily closed

This course is being updated. We will open enrollment back up in late February 2021.