Date of Submission

Summer 8-12-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Dr. Stefan Rowniak

Second Advisor

Dr. Jo Ann Loomis



Background: Chronic wounds are a major burden on patients, health care professionals, and the healthcare system. Primary care professionals need to be prepared with the information and skills that will help them perform high-quality wound care.

Objective: The purpose of this manuscript is to assess the use of mobile applications to support health care providers in primary care who care for patients with chronic wounds.

Data Sources: A review of the evidence was performed using CINAHL, Cochrane/ DARE, PubMed, Ovid, and Evidence-Based Journals to explore the consequences of using online wound care applications by primary care practitioners.

Conclusions: The literature showed that using smartphone applications in wound management had positive outcomes. The professionals who access the software apps were better equipped to provide wound management than those who were not.

Implications for practice: Wound care smartphone applications would allow primary care providers to overcome time stress by accessing resources needed for evaluating, recognizing, and treating wounds.

Keywords: Wound care, wound management, wound assessment, measurement, documentation, mobile application.

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Nursing Commons