What does the wound bed look like?

Wound beds need to be assessed for presence of:

  • granulation tissue (red)
  • fibrin slough (yellow)
  • eschar (black)
  • bone
  • tendon
  • other underlying structure

Some or all of these tissues and structures may be present in the wound at one time. Drawing a diagram of the wound bed that shows location and amount of tissue or structures will help assess healing processes.102

Ideally, a digital camera can be used to photograph the wound at intervals to document and assess the progress of the wound.

Example of a wound diagram

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