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  1. Langemo, Diane PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Anderson, Julie PhD, RN, CCRC
  3. Hanson, Darlene RN, MS
  4. Hunter, Susan MSN, RN
  5. Thompson, Patricia RN, MS


PURPOSE: To provide practitioners with evidence-based recommendations for measuring wound size.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care.


OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:


1. Describe different methods of measuring wound size and their advantages and disadvantages.


2. Discuss a research study conducted to determine the most accurate ruler technique for measuring wounds.


3. Identify evidence-based wound measurement data and recommendations for clinical practice.