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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2011 Sep;24(9):415-36; quiz 437-8. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000405216.27050.97.

Special considerations in wound bed preparation 2011: an update©.

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Public Health Sciences and Medicine, International Interprofessional Wound Care Course and Masters of Science in Community Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


This article builds and expands upon the concept of wound bed preparation introduced by Sibbald et al in 2000 as a holistic approach to wound diagnosis and treatment of the cause and patient-centered concerns such as pain management, optimizing the components of local wound care: Debridement, Infection and persistent Inflammation, along with Moisture balance before Edge effect for healable but stalled chronic wounds.

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