Photographic Wound Assessment Tool (PWAT)


Key Questions: What tools can be used to assess and treat wounds? What is the PWAT used for? 

The Photographic Wound Assessment Tool (PWAT) can be used to assess patient wounds at the bedside or on wound photographs. This tool has been found to be very responsive to change and was developed by wound care clinicans and researchers through extracting Pressure Sore Status Tool subscales evaluated from photographs.


  • Size
  • Depth
  • Necrotic Tissue Type
  • Total Amount of Necrotic Tissue
  • Granulation Tissue Type
  • Total Amount of Granulation Tissue
  • Edges
  • Periulcer Skin Viability
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Advances in Skin & Wound Care

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