Wound Healing

  1. List the stages of wound healing. For each stage describe the critical changes that occur at cell, biochemical and tissue level, using appropriate medical terminology.
  2. What is the ideal environment for wound healing? Outline at least three (3) key factors that may affect wound healing, including psychological impact of a wound on the person’s activities of daily living.
  3. The clinical appearance of a wound is critical in the assessment of healing progress and also to identify the stage of healing that a wound is at. Considering this statement, describe the following characteristics of wound tissue:
  4. Necrotic
  5. Sloughy
  6. Granulating
  7. Epithelizing

 Wound infection is a serious complication which may delay or reverse healing leading to greater tissue damage or systemic illness