Posts Tagged ‘How good are your assessment skills?’

How good are your assessment skills? What is going on with this wound?

Monday, July 6th, 2009

So how good are your assessment skills? If you were presented with a patient that had this wound that is shown in the picture below, do you think your assessment skills are up for the challenge? As wound care certified professionals, we have been taught to assess patients head to toe. But on first sight, can you tell what is going on? Do you have that inclination of what may be happening before going through an series of questioning or tests?

So what do we have here? What say you? Your comments are welcome below.

Eschar

Eschar

For more information on wound care certification, please visit http://www.wcei.net

Provided the feedback we recieve, we may start to do this from week to week as part of an assessment series. Your comments and suggestions are helpful and welcomed.