Wound Assessment Tools

Assessment of pressure ulcers requires skill, knowledge and competency. Resources are provided to aid in properly assessing these types of wounds for accurate documentation.

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Pressure Ulcer Care Planning Assessment Form

    A tool to guide the development of nursing care plans for patients who either have pressure ulcers or are at risk of developing pressure ulcers.

    TAGS: Tools, nursing, Patient, Risk

  • Assessment tools

    Assessment tools

    Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk

    Use of the Braden Scale is a best practice in patient assessment for determining which patients are at the highest risk of developing pressure sores. This table format of the Braden Scale is a quick and easy risk assessment for staff to use which can be incorporated into the medical record.

    TAGS: determine, Patient, highest, developing, Assessment, Staff, Medical, Records

  • Articles


    Wound Healing Phases

    This resource provides a description of the wound healing phases.

    TAGS: phases, wound, Clinical, Infection

  • NHS Improvement: Pressure Ulcers: Revised Definitions and Measurement Framework

    NHA Improvement provides great resources for defining, measuring and caring for pressure ulcers.

    TAGS: NHA, Improvement, defining, Care