I have very little experience with wound care. I have been taking care of more patients with wounds/decubs and I have a few questions.
1. When you measure a wound, do you use centimeters? I am assuming this because of observing other nurses.
2. When measuring, tell me, do you do length x width or how is a wound measured? Some wounds have appeared "weird" to me and I was unsure on how to determine what the length was or what the width was?? I thought it was just measured by it's diameter and if deep enough, it's depth. I guess I need some general information on would measurement.
As you can see... I have no experience what so ever and lost! Thanks for your help in advance! I work in a place that does not help newer nurses.