9 May 2018

Smith & Nephew presents a fresh approach to challenging wounds by combining holistic patient assessment with T.I.M.E. and pioneering solutions at the 2018 EWMA Conference

Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN; LSE:SN), the global medical technology business, is proud to announce several recent launches to be showcased at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) conference to be held in Krakow, Poland 9 – 11 May 2018.

“Wound care costs billions of pounds each year, and it is estimated that the prevalence of chronic wounds is growing at 12% per annum.1 When wounds don’t heal, costs spiral."1 said Paolo Di Vincenzo, Smith & Nephew’s SVP of Advanced Wound Management. “This is why we are proud to showcase a number of new products and programmes at this year’s EWMA, adding to our already established portfolio designed to help healthcare professionals further reduce the human and economic cost of wounds. Among these new introductions, we have worked in partnership with expert and experienced specialist wound care nurses and clinicians to develop a new unique and easy to implement plan-on-a-page (POP) support tool – based on T.I.M.E.2,3 The new POP tool is designed to aid clinicians in their routine decision-making around chronic wounds to help them improve daily practice consistently.”

Within the newly introduced POP tool, T.I.M.E. is part of a systematic and holistic evaluation of each patient at every wound assessment. T.I.M.E. was first developed by an international group of wound healing experts and provides a framework for a structured approach to wound bed preparation.2,3 The T stands for tissue non-viable, I for infection and/or inflammation, M for moisture imbalance and E for edge of wound non-advancing. The launch of the POP tool is supported by a symposium, A fresh approach to challenging wounds by combining T.I.M.E. with pioneering solutions, which takes place at 13.15 on Thursday 10th May.

Dr Caroline Dowsett, Clinical Nurse Specialist Tissue Viability East London NHS Foundation Trust London and Independent Nurse Consultant in Wound Care is presenting “T.I.M.E. to improve patient outcomes” at the conference: “This symposium offers us an opportunity to gain new insights into how to improve patient outcomes by using a structured approach to wound assessment and management – also known as T.I.M.E. Delegates at the conference should attend in order to update their knowledge and understanding of new treatment modalities that can benefit patients and the wider health economy.”

Delegates will additionally have the opportunity to discover Smith and Nephew’s latest pioneering new technologies, such as the MolecuLight i:XTM Wound Intelligence Device, PICO 7 Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, ALLEVYN LIFE Non-Bordered and ALLEVYN Gentle Border.

The full Smith & Nephew conference programme can be found at smith-nephew.com/ewma2018.



Dave Snyder
+1 (978) 749-1440
Smith & Nephew plc

About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to supporting healthcare professionals in their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has more than 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2017 were almost $4.8 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN).

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