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J Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Oct;17 Suppl 1:S12-22.

Wound bed preparation 2012.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The concept of wound bed preparation is a holistic approach to wound diagnosis and treatment of the cause, patient-centered concerns and optimizing the components of local wound care (d├ębridement, infection and persistent infection, moisture balance) before edge effect for healable but stalled chronic wounds. This article has introduced the concepts of healable, nonhealable and maintenance wounds. Additionally, clinical criteria (mnemonic NERDS and STONEES) are provided on the use of topical agents for critical colonization or systemic antimicrobials for deep and surrounding infection.

OBJECTIVE:

To present a holistic, evidence-informed approach to chronic wound care management.

METHODS:

This article reviews the scientific evidence base, and forms an expert consensus of key opinion leaders to the Wound Bed Preparation model.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

This article provides clinicians with evidence-informed wound caring approaches translating the evidence base into practice.

PMID:
24144252
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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