Wound Care Minute: Wound Assessment Equipment

Published on July 7, 2017 by Keisha Smith, MA, CWCMS

What wound assessment equipment do you need? In this short video, WCEI co-founder Nancy Morgan discusses the key items you should gather before you begin.

To learn even more tips, view the 1-hour webinar “Wound Assessment” for FREE using the code WCMINUTE. Education credit is available.

Wound Care Education Institute® provides online and onsite courses in  Skin, Wound, Diabetic and Ostomy Management. Clinicians who meet the eligibility requirements may sit for the prestigious WCC®, DWC® and OMS national board certification exams through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®). For details see wcei.net.


What key equipment do I have to have on hand before I do a wound assessment?  I’ll tell you in a Wound Care Minute!

Hi, I’m Nancy Morgan, co-founder of the Wound Care Education Institute and today’s question is:  What are some of the key equipment items that I need to gather before I do a wound assessment?

Well, here is the list. Get a pen out!

Wound Assessment Equipment

  • Clip Board
  • Forms
  • Flashlight
  • Scissors
  • Mirror
  • Alcohol hand gel
  • Measuring devices
  • Wound Care Supplies
  • Gloves
  • Cleaning solution
  • Assistant

If you have any questions or comments, you can email me directly at [email protected] Thanks for watching, and keep healing!


Keisha Smith, MA, CWCMS
Keisha Smith, MA, CWCMS

Keisha Smith, MA, CWCMS, is a freelance digital marketing consultant who works with clients in healthcare, law and behavioral health. Her specialties include content creation, social media and brand clarity. As an eight-time Wild On Wounds conference staff member and an alumna of WCEI's training program for wound care marketing professionals, she loves the exceptional passion of clinicians who treat wounds. She frequently finds herself advising friends and family to keep their minor wounds warm and moist.

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