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TIME for Patient-Centered Wound Care

TIME for Patient-Centered Wound Care
 

Wound bed preparation is essential to patient-centered wound care. Early, appropriate, and aggressive interventions, including the TIME model of wound bed preparation, help facilitate the wound healing trajectory and avoid wound chronicity. Additionally, the five principles of wound care are useful for determining the most appropriate dressing choice for each category of wound.

This in-depth and thoroughly referenced guide describes the components of the TIME (tissue, infection or inflammation, moisture, and edge) model of wound bed preparation. The guide also explains how health care professionals can apply the five principles of wound care to the selection of an appropriate wound dressing suited to the specific needs of their patients.

Health care professionals will appreciate this useful and practical guide to TIME, an evidence-based model of best practice wound bed preparation, as it relates to wound care planning and patients’ treatment goals.

The following topics are covered in this guide:

The TIME model of wound bed preparation
Debridement types and indications
The five principles of wound care
Wound biofilm and bioburden
Periwound indicators of wound status
Determinants of appropriate dressing selection

Wound bed preparation is essential to patient-centered wound care. Early, appropriate, and aggressive interventions, including the TIME model of wound bed preparation, help facilitate the wound healing trajectory and avoid wound chronicity. Additionally, the five principles of wound care are useful for determining the most appropriate dressing choice for each category of wound.

This in-depth and thoroughly referenced guide describes the components of the TIME (tissue, infection or inflammation, moisture, and edge) model of wound bed preparation. The guide also explains how health care professionals can apply the five principles of wound care to the selection of an appropriate wound dressing suited to the specific needs of their patients.

Health care professionals will appreciate this useful and practical guide to TIME, an evidence-based model of best practice wound bed preparation, as it relates to wound care planning and patients’ treatment goals.

The following topics are covered in this guide:

The TIME model of wound bed preparation
Debridement types and indications
The five principles of wound care
Wound biofilm and bioburden
Periwound indicators of wound status
Determinants of appropriate dressing selection

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