Wound bed preparation and a brief history of TIME Academic Article uri icon

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  • Management of chronic wounds has progressed from merely assessing the status of a wound to understanding the underlying molecular and cellular abnormalities that prevent the wound from healing. The concept of wound bed preparation has simultaneously evolved to provide a systematic approach to removing these barriers to natural healing and enhancing the effects of advanced therapies. This brief review of wound bed preparation traces the development of these concepts and explains how to apply systematic wound management using the TIME acronym - tissue (non viable or deficient), infection/inflammation, moisture (imbalance) and edge (non advancing or undermined).


  • Stacey, Michael
  • Schultz, Gregory S
  • Barillo, David J
  • Mozingo, David W
  • Chin, Gloria A

publication date

  • April 2004