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.


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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!


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