HL7 FHIR Profile: Skin and Wound Assessment, Release 1 (For Comment)

Primary profiles defined as part of this Implementation Guide

Name Based On Definition
WoundAbsenceAssertion Basic

Documents the absence of a wound at a given body site. No wounds anywhere on the body can be indicated by omitting the anatomical location, or using the Snomed code #181469002 (Entire skin (body structure)) in WoundAnatomicalLocation.

WoundAssessmentPanel Observation

Group of observations regarding the properties and severity of a wound.

WoundBedAppearanceObservation Observation

The appearance of the base (bed) of the wound, together with the percentage of the bed with each type of appearance.

WoundBedColorObservation Observation

Color of part or all of the wound base (bed), and the percentage of the area with that color.

WoundEdgeObservation Observation

The state of the tissue at the edge of the wound.

WoundExudateObservation Observation

Description of the fluid produced by a wound.

WoundPresenceAssertion Condition

A determination that a wound that exists at a particular body site. The WoundIdentifier serves as a link between this assertion and assessments of the wound that might occur at later times. Multiple wound assessments can be associated with a single wound.

WoundSizeObservation Observation

The estimated or measured dimensions of a wound.

WoundTunnelingObservation Observation

A discharging blind-ended track that extends from the surface of an organ to an underlying area or abscess cavity. The track is invariably lined with granulation tissue. In chronic cases this may be augmented with epithelial tissue.

WoundUnderminingObservation Observation

Assessment of deep tissue (subcutaneous fat and muscle) damage around the wound margin. Undermining are narrow sinus tracts away from the wound margins and go downward into the wound.