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Collaboration in Wound Photography Competency Development: A Unique Approach

Advances in Skin & Wound Care: February 2011 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - p 93-94
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000394031.57153.9a
Features: Clinical Management Extra

1. When training a clinician to use wound photography (WP), the main educational goal should be to achieve consistency in WP

a. ability.

b. lighting.

c. technique.

d. documentation.

2. Mr A. complained of a foot wound. The clinician examined his foot, then used a clinical practice guideline (CPG) for WP that was developed by using a/an

a. theoretical approach.

b. evidence-based approach.

c. competency-based approach.

d. portrait-based photography approach.

3. The clinician uses WP for all wound patients. The images are then downloaded for storage. When saving these images, the clinician should keep track of

a. computer technique.

b. digital storage capacity.

c. how the images are captured.

d. image manipulation techniques.

4. Once the wound image is captured by the camera, the clinician should use a standardized process for

a. enlarging the image.

b. identifying the image.

c. adding text to the image.

d. improving contrast for the image.

5. The clinician wants to initiate WP for Mr T.'s abdominal wound. To begin the process, Mr T. is asked to

a. verbally agree to WP.

b. sign a consent to authorize WP.

c. document his understanding of the WP process.

d. authorize the clinician's use of the photographs for teaching purposes.

6. In choosing an appropriate camera for WP, the decision should be based on all of the following except

a. cost.

b. ease of use.

c. photo quality.

d. photo storage capacity.

7. Which of the following would be a most effective training component for facilitating familiarity with photography equipment?

a. written handouts.

b. verbal explanations.

c. hands-on workshops.

d. reading the camera manual.

8. Which camera features are key to the clinician's abilities in effective WP?

a. red-eye reduction.

b. lighting and background.

c. image manipulation features.

d. advanced photography methods.

9. To help ensure consistency and competency in WP and the use of the CPG, clinicians should

a. document their ability via a photography validation checklist.

b. take a minimum of 25 acceptable wound photos.

c. be mentored for at least 30 days.

d. attend a course on WP and earn a certificate of completion.

10. The clinician plans to photograph the patient's wound. What is the minimum number of images required for the patient record?

a. 1 image.

b. 2 images.

c. 3 images.

d. 4 images.

11. When removing the camera from the case to begin taking photographs of the patient's wound, the clinician should remember to

a. use gloves while handling the camera.

b. turn on the "flash" to take the photographs.

c. wash hands then place the camera case on a clean, hard surface.

d. steady the camera by placing it on a nearby body part when taking the photo.

12. When preparing the patient for the WP, the clinician prepares the background using a

a. blue or white drape.

b. flesh-colored drape.

c. black or gray drape.

d. brown or beige drape.

13. The patient is ready for the WP, and the clinician prepares the customized photo label. What information is included on the label?

a. patient's full name.

b. date wound occurred.

c. medical record number.

d. wound stage.

14. The clinician explains to the patient that until treatment is completed, WP will need to be performed at least

a. daily.

b. weekly.

c. biweekly.

d. monthly.

15. The clinician has been taking pictures of the patient's wound on an ongoing basis. The clinician should remember to

a. adjust camera settings to best demonstrate wound changes.

b. illuminate the wound with a portable lamp if desired.

c. position the patient as needed to highlight various aspects of the wound.

d. take pictures from the same distance and angle as previous WP sessions.

16. Once a picture is printed for the medical record, the clinician should

a. use a blue pen to write the patient's identification information.

b. use a red pencil to indicate date and time the picture was taken.

c. use a black marker to indicate length and width of wound.

d. use a regular pencil to record how long the wound has been present.

17. If a clinician has "not met" critical behaviors on the WP performance checklist,

a. he/she will not be eligible to perform WP.

b. an action plan for remediation should be developed.

c. a different staff person will need to be trained for WP.

d. the clinician should attend a collegiate digital photography course.

18. When deciding to implement WP into practice utilizing CPG, the process can be made easier by

a. combining consent forms.

b. purchasing 1 camera for WP.

c. designating a desktop computer for WP.

d. having a designated staff member perform all image storage and retrieval.



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