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