Treat the Cause Resources

WBP Paradigm It is important to consider and address the underlying cause(s) and extrinsic, intrinsic, and iatrogenic factors affecting the ‘healability’ of a wound, when approaching the assessment and management of a wound. Such a holistic assessment will also help you to determine ‘healability’, which will guide your selection of interventions and help you establish realistic, person-centered goals.

The following resources are intended for health care providers involved in skin and wound care, to use to educate themselves, their co-workers, and/or their patients. The guidelines, tools, algorithms, and patient enablers can also be taken, modified as necessary, and implemented in health care facilities within copyright restrictions (which are noted with specific tools where applicable) and with approval from your organization's senior managers.


Assessment Guidelines

Assessment Tools

Management Guidelines


Self-Care Dressing Guides

Patient Pamphlets

Articles/Documents Of Interest

Wound Bed Preparation

Pressure Injuries

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Leg Ulcers

Pilonidal Sinus Wounds

Skin Tears

Surgical Wounds



Enterocutaneous Fistula

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