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Br J Community Nurs. 2008 Jun;13(6):S15-6, S18, S20 passim.

Using the TIME framework in wound bed preparation.

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Newham Primary Care Trust. caroline.dowsett@newhampct.nhs.uk

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This article discusses the concept of wound bed preparation and the associated TIME framework, as a systematic approach to wound assessment. Successful outcomes for patients with wounds relies on identification and treatment of the underlying cause of the wound and management of issues at the wound bed that impact on healing. This systematic approach can improve wound assessment and assist with treatment choices for patients, so as to optimize wound care for patients.

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