NE1 Would Assessment Tool

The New Standard for Wound Assessment

Advanced Skin and Wound Care

Now Available!

Medline Industries Inc. introduces the new standard in wound assessment. The NE1 Wound Assessment Tool is an easy to use method of evaluating wounds, even for clinicians with limited training. The tool helps reduce errors and promotes accurate wound assessment.1 The patent-pending design provides a consistent and standardized method for assessing and documenting wounds that will help facilities receive appropriate reimbursement for wound care. A free user-friendly online training module makes training staff on the tool a breeze and clear point of care instructions on the tool ensures consistent and correct usage.

  • 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
Recognition: 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
Nancy Estocado

Nancy Estocado
Nancy is a physical therapist and certified wound specialist and inventor of the NE1 Wound Assessment Tool.

Listen to Nancy discuss how the NE1 Tool works

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.

3 Easy Steps

  • Step 1

    Peel off NE1 Wound Assessment Tool from the adhesive backing.

  • Step 2

    Frame the tool around the wound, placing it at the 12 o'clock position. Maintain 90° angle. Do not wrap tool around body part.

  • Step 3

    Ensure that the camera is perpendicular to the wound. Take a picture and place in patient's medical record.


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


Clear point-of-care instructions and use tips.


Full color wound guide increases assessment validity.


Captures clinician's signature, date and patient data.


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

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Interactive training, and online competency assessments are available on-demand from Medline University.

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