WOUND CARE & GERIATRICS/DEMENTIA IN WOUND CARE
- The majority of wound management practice is conducted by lone practitioners in a community setting. While such practitioners may be part of a wider multidisciplinary wound care team, day-to-day treatment decisions are made by these individuals based on assessment of the patient and the wound. Despite advances in wound technology, assessment of the wound bed remains largely a subjective process that lacks standardization. Consequently, treatment decisions, including rationale(s) for referral and further interventions, are often based on subjective interpretation of the wound.
This session aims to explore the concept of wound bed assessment, challenge delegates to consider what they assess, how they assess, and the validity and reliability of this assessment and present the most advanced approaches to assessment.