The TIME Model of Wound Bed Preparation: Frequently Asked Questions

On July 24, 2018, I presented a webinar on the topic of the TIME (tissue management, infection or inflammation, moisture balance, and edge of wound) model of wound bed preparation as part of WoundSource’s Practice Accelerator series on wound bed preparation. Preparing a wound for healing is key to ensure that chronic wounds convert to healing wounds. The TIME mnemonic for wound bed preparation assists clinicians and bedside nurses to think critically when making decisions on treatment options. During the image-driven presentation, I discussed such topics as:

  • Use of the TIME mnemonic to evaluate various wound challenges
  • A review of terms related to the TIME wound bed preparation model
  • Visual guidance on different wound types and wound descriptors to determine appropriate next steps for wound healing

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