Wound Care Tool Kit

Overview

Goals of the Wound Care Tool Kit

  1. Standardization of wound management with Evidence Based Practice
  2. Assist you with your clinical thought process
  3. Help you appropriately assess the wound
  4. Help you write clinical notes and bill appropriately
  5. Help you to decide when you should refer the patient to a specialist and what kind of specialist is appropriate for the specific wound
  6. Diagnostic testing to consider

Instructions for Using this Tool Kit

  1. Begin with the Wound Assessment Guidelines.
  2. Use the Wound Assessment Descriptors reference as needed to aid in your assessment.
  3. After answering the 10 Essential Questions, refer to the relevant Clinical Pathway & Guidelines based on the type of wound.
  4. Utilize the Referral Resource Guide when making referrals to home care or specialists.
  5. Utilize the Product Resource Guide as needed when making wound care product recommendations.
  6. Refer to the reference guides linked below as needed during your assessment and follow-up.

Wound Standardization Project Team

  • Judy Baumhauer, MD, Strong Memorial Hospital, Orthopedics- Diabetic Foot and Ankle
  • Derek Bell, MD, Kessler Burn Center, Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Denise M Burgen, MBA, MSN, FNP, RN, Visiting Nurse Service
  • Sarah Duvall, NP, Strong Memorial Hospital Burn Service/Clinic
  • Laurie Ernest, DNP, RN, MS, WHNP-C, Highland Hospital
  • Pat Fields, NP, RN, Highlands at Brighton
  • Lael Forbes, MD, Highland Hospital and SMH Wound Center
  • Diane Holland, RN, MS, CWON, Highland Hospital
  • Wallace Johnson, MD, UR Medicine Primary Care
  • Howard Langstein, MD, Strong memorial Hospital Wound Center Medical Director
  • Brittany Opitz, RN, BSN, CWON, Visiting Nurse Service
  • Lona Prince-Mryglod, RN, Visiting Nurse Service
  • Bethany Schempp, RN, MS, CWON, Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Cathy VanHouten, RN, BSN, CWON, Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Lisa Wallin, NP, RN, CWS, Strong Memorial Hospital Wound Center
  • Susan White, RN, CWCA, Finger Lakes VNS

Reference Documents

Wound Assessment Descriptors button Ankle Brachial Index Home Care Referral Considerations