Meeting report: the Triangle of Wound Assessment: implementing a simple and structured approach to wound management

A symposium entitled ‘The Triangle of Wound Assessment: Implementing a simple and structured approach to wound management’ was held by Coloplast at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017. The symposium highlighted the ease-of-use in clinical practice of the Triangle of Wound Assessment: a systematic framework that provides a holistic approach to wound management including all three areas of the wound (wound bed, wound edge and periwound skin), as well as the patient and their social context (Dowsett et al, 2015a). The Triangle of Wound Assessment also provides a simple framework to educate other healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers.


  • Emmy Muller-Sloof

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Groene Hart Hospital, ZorgBrug, Gouda, The Netherlands

  • Tracey McKenzie

    Head of Tissue Viability Services, Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, England