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

Aukje Kamsma, Floor Bambelt, Frank Pronk, Henri Post, Kimberley Buis, Sharon Cuperus, Yolanda Kuijper
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 to assess different wound types – namely venous leg ulcers (VLUs), pressure ulcers/injuries, diabetic foot ulcers and dehisced surgical wounds. In this article, a team of nonwound care specialist staff (homecare and nursing home nurses) used the VLU aetiology-specific T.I.M.E. CDST to help guide wound bed preparation, dressing selection and ongoing management of four patients with VLUs in a homecare setting in The Netherlands.

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