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Using the diabetic foot ulcer aetiologyspecific T.I.M.E. clinical decision support tool to promote consistent holistic wound management and eliminate variation in practice

Gurpreet Kaur, Harikrishna KR Nair
1 September 2021

The T.I.M.E. clinical decision support tool (CDST) (Moore et al, 2019; World Union of Wound Healing Societies, 2020) is based on the well-established T.I.M.E. wound bed preparation framework (Schultz et al, 2003). The tool has been further developed to help support clinicians decide the treatment plan for different wound aetiologies – namely venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers/injuries, diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and dehisced surgical wounds. In this article, a non-wound care specialist (medical officer) used the DFU aetiology-specific T.I.M.E. CDST to help guide wound bed preparation, dressing selection and ongoing management. This article describes the experiences of using the DFU T.I.M.E. CDST among four patients treated in the wound care clinic at Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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