Caroline Dowsett

Triangle of Wound Assessment Made Easy

Wound assessment is essential in informing the selection of appropriate therapeutic strategies to achieve clinical goals, e.g. wound healing and improved patient wellbeing. This Made Easy describes a new approach to wound assessment that encourages clinicians to look beyond the wound edge to...

Taking wound assessment beyond the edge

Findings from a recent global anthropological study have highlighted the importance of the periwound skin and its relevance to wound progression. The study reveals that both healthcare practitioners and patients view management of the periwound skin as an integral part of wound healing. While...

EPA Made Easy

Elevated protease activity (EPA) may disrupt wound healing. This Made Easy describes the types of wounds that may have EPA and how wounds with EPA may be identified. The methods that may be used to reduce protease activity to a level where healing can progress are also discussed.

Wound bed preparation revisited

The concepts of wound bed preparation and TIME were created in 2003 to help clinicians identify the key barriers to healing in individual patient’s wounds and to design treatment strategies to correct them. Studies showed that educating wound care providers on the principles of wound bed...