Wound Management Tools

Documentation of pressure ulcers can be a challenging task. Resources here provide information on how to properly document pressure sores and the healing process, including use of photography.

  • Assessment tools

    Assessment tools

    Wound Photo Documentation Tool

    A tool to facilitate appropriate documentation of pressure ulcers. This tool provides a place to insert a photo, prompts staff to answer descriptive questions regarding the wound and also provides definitions to ensure consistency of descriptions among staff.

    TAGS: Facilitate, pressure, ulcers, insert, questions

  • Policy Templates

    Policy Templates

    Wound Photo Documentation Protocol

    A sample policy that can be used as a guide in development of your own organizational policy for photographic documentation of pressure ulcers.

    TAGS: Policy, Development, pressure, ulcers, photographic

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Photography in Wound Documentation Fact Sheet

    Photography is a common method used to document pressure ulcers. The use of photography for wound documentation is an organizational choice and not mandatory. However, if an organization chooses to use photography, care should be taken to ensure polices are in place for its use and staff are trained in the use of this type of documentation. The Fact Sheet, developed by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, outlines what processes should be in place at an organization that uses photography for documentation of pressure ulcers.

    TAGS: Organization, mandatory, Trained, ostomy, continence, Nurse, society, pressure

  • Wound Educators: Understanding Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

    Describes the process of negative pressure wound therapy and the benefits it provides patients.

    TAGS: benefits, providers, Patients

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine: Wound and Pressure Ulcer Management

    Specialized education of patients, family and healthcare providers regarding the management of wound and pressure ulcers is summarized in this resource.

    TAGS: Education, Patient, Family, Healthcare