Systemic factors assess etiology, duration, and decreased oxygenation or perfusion of the wound as well as comorbid conditions, medications, and host infection of the patient.
While holistic assessment is the foundation for thorough wound assessment, this article will focus on wound characteristics, in particular tissue types and the condition of the surrounding skin.
Feinstein and Miskiewicz 2009 found that a reduced wound-bed temperature will result in lower oxygen levels and fewer leucocytes, which are vital for fighting infection.
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Hyper-granulation may be the result of prolonged inflammation due to infection or the presence of an irritant or foreign body; overuse of occlusive dressings; constant rubbing of dressings or tubes against the skin causing an inflammatory response e.
Trautmann M et al 2005 Ecology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the intensive care unit and the evolving role of water outlets as a reservoir of the organism.
Slough may be present but does not obscure the depth of tissue loss.
No single discipline can meet all the needs of a patient with a wound.