PURPOSE: To provide the wound care practitioner with an overview of new methodologies for measuring and documenting chronic wounds.
TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care and related disorders.
OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:
1. Recognize the importance of thorough wound assessment.
2. Describe the new aspects of chronic wound assessment.
3. Identify the technologies and methods to measure and document wounds.
This continuing education activity reviews the methodologies for measuring and documenting wound geometries with an emphasis on recent advances in multidimensional computerized wound documentation and examines old and new methodologies available for assessing the geometry of chronic wounds.
Chulhyun Ahn, MD, MS • Research Associate • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine • Philadelphia, PA
Richard "Sal" Salcido, MD • William Erdman Professor and Chairman • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine • Director of UPHS Rehabilitation Services • Philadelphia, PA • Editor-in-Chief • Advances in Skin & Wound Care • Ambler, PA
Dr Ahn has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interest regarding this educational activity. Dr Salcido has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interest regarding this educational activity. All staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with, or financial interests in, any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Lippincott CME Institute, Inc. has identified and resolved all faculty and staff conflicts of interest regarding this educational activity.