If the patient consents, the progress of a wound can be demonstrated and supported by clinical photography. Simple clinical photography during wound care requires a camera and single-use measuring rulers. Wound care applications are also available to measure wound area, surface, and depth.

To consider with photo documentation:

  • Good lighting and definition are vital for clear images.
  • Ensure that the patient’s identity cannot be revealed.
  • Always photograph wounds from the same angle and distance. This will help you when you or your colleagues compare images taken at different times.
  • Place the wound measuring ruler or paper tape alongside the wound and measure its width and length. Wound Probes can also be used with care to measure wound depth. 
Simple guiding for photo documentation in a wound care process.