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NE1® Wound Assessment Tool

Designed by a certified wound specialist, the NE1 Wound Assessment Tool helps clinical staff assess and document wounds. It encourages a consistent, useful, and thorough approach to this critical step in the treatment process.

NE1 is setting a new standard for wound assessment and has quickly become the go-to tool for for wound specialists across the nation.

  • Helps reduce errors and promotes accurate wound assessment.1
  • Standardizes wound documentation, which can be used for administrative review and can be of assistance in potential litigation.1
  • Drives appropriate reimbursement due to more accurate wound assessments.2

Measure the Benefits

PRECISION.
Horizontal and vertical rulers for consistent, precise wound measurements in cm and mm.

CONSISTENCY.
Clear point-of-care instructions and use tips.

ACCURACY.
Full color wound guide increases assessment validity.

ACCOUNTABILITY.
Captures clinician's signature, date and patient data.

FUNCTIONALITY.
Adhesive back gently holds the disposable, single-use tool in place.

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How It Works

Point-of-care instructions on the product packaging help ensure consistent and correct usage. Online training is also available to help make staff training easy and efficienct.

Hear from the Inventor

Nancy Estocado

Listen to NE1 Inventor Nancy Estocado discuss how the tool works. Nancy is a physical therapist and certified wound specialist.

Awards & Accolades

  • HCA Innovators Award, Quality & Patient Safety category
  • WOCN conference accepted abstract on wound identification
  • NPUAP Research Committee: accepted abstract on wound identification
  • Advances in Skin & Wound Care: manuscript accepted for publication

Reference:
1. Young DL, Estocado N, Landers MR, Black J. A Pilot Study Providing Evidence for the Validity of a New Tool to Improve Assignment of National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Stage to Pressure Ulcers. Advances in Skin & Wound Care. April 2011:(24)4:168-75.

2. Young, Daniel L. PT, DPT; Shen, Jay J. PhD; Estocado, Nancy PT, BS, CWS; Landers, Merrill R. PT, DPT, OCS. Financial Impact of Improved Pressure Ulcer Staging in the Acute Hospital with Use of a New Tool, the NE1 Wound Assessment Tool. Advances in Skin & Wound Care. Vol. 25 No. 4. April 2012.

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