Wound Balance - Achieveing Wound Healing with Confidence
- Approx. time to complete
- 60 min
- Wound Balance
The concept of ‘wound balance’ is multifactorial, encompassing interconnecting issues related to the wound healing process and clinical practice. The wound balance concept aims to integrate various critical parameters which offer continuity, individualised care and supports clinical decision-making, to place the patient at the centre of all care
The wound balance approach aims to provide clinicians with the information to understand the science of wound healing, in addition to the skills in how to communicate this effectively with patients to help them to get the best out of their treatments and, ultimately, achieve good clinical outcomes
A change in the way we think about and discuss wounds is needed, focusing on healing, where appropriate – as opposed to managing wounds – ultimately this can reduce the cumulative burden of wounds, easing the pressure and psychological stress on both patients and clinicians.
This document provides guidance in achieving ‘wound balance’, and specifically how this can be applied to practice to improve outcomes. The goals are to help clinicians in:
Alison Garten et al.
(Chair) Wound Care Physician, Podiatric Surgeon; Medical Director of Wound Care Services