Wound bed preparation and the TIME principles
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Wound bed preparation and the TIME principles

Jacqui Fletcher Principal lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire

The principles of wound bed preparation in the management of chronic wounds are described using the Tissue, Infection, Moisture, Edge (TIME) framework. TIME offers a systematic approach to wound healing, which involves eliminating non-viable tissue, controlling infection, restoring moisture balance and promoting epithelial advancement. The application of each of these principles to wound management in the clinical setting is discussed.

Nursing Standard. 20, 12, 57-65. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.11.20.12.57.c4019

Correspondence

j.fletcher@herts.ac.uk

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