Journal articlesUnderstanding applied wound management

Understanding applied wound management

01/05/05 | Assessment and diagnosis | David Gray, Richard White, Pam Cooper, Andrew Kingsley

The development of the Wound Bed Preparation and TIME concepts has led to an increased awareness of the need for systematic approaches to wound management. Applied Wound Management (AWM) seeks to develop this approach by utilising three continuums, Healing, Infection and Exudate to facilitate a systematic assessment of wounds healing by secondary intention. This approach not only supports clinical decision making, but, in conjunction with AWM software, also facilitates clinical audit by producing data that reveals the true extent of wounds healing by secondary intention in the UK.