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Tunneling Wounds

5 Techniques for Accurate Wound Measurements

March 18, 2014
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS The measurement of a wound, and the plotting of its size over time, is the only estimate that can be used to accurately predict wound healing. This incl...

Creative Closure of Tunneling and Undermining Wounds with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

September 6, 2012
By Beth Hawkins Bradley RN, MN, CWON Wounds treated with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) are not often straightforward. They occur in interesting places, have anything from slough to hardwar...

How to Assess Wounds for Tunneling and Undermining

June 25, 2014
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS As part of a thorough wound assessment, in addition to noting location and measuring size, the entire wound bed should be probed for the presence of tun...

Tunneling Wound Assessment and Treatment

November 15, 2017
By the WoundSource Editors Perhaps the most difficult type of wound for health care professionals to treat is a tunneling wound. Tunneling wounds are named for the channels which extend from the wo...
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