Clinical Practice Guideline: Wound Care Management

Brief Description: Wound care requires diagnosis and management by a wound care specialist. Proper treatment of skin impairments can improve patient outcomes while saving both time and money. However, when interventions for cutaneous compromise are not diagnosed and/or not managed appropriately, limbs as well as lives are lost. Inappropriate interventions can lead integumentary morbidities to become chronic, expensive, and debilitating. This guideline reviews the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of wounds.