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.