History and Physical as the Best Diagnostic Tool for the Wound Care Clinician

This chapter is an excerpt from Chapter 8: Wound Assessment by Monica Stout and Jayesh Shah, Wound Care Certification Study Guide 3rd Edition, (Best Publishing Company, 3rd quarter, 2021), and Chapter 8: Wound Assessment by Dr. Jayesh Shah, Wound Care Certification Study Guide 2nd edition, Best Publishing Company, 2016. Reprinted with permission of Best Publishing Company.

Even with the technological innovations of the 21st century, history taking still remains the best diagnostic tool and least expensive tool to make a good diagnosis. Recognizing clues from a patient’s history can give important information about the patient’s wound … read more

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