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M - Moisture

The products used in the T.I.M.E. clinical decision support tool may vary in different markets.  Not all products referred to may be approved for use or available in all markets.  Please consult your local Smith & Nephew representative for further details on products available in your market. 


Make the right decision to restore optimal moisture balance

An optimal moisture balance is essential for wound progression, which requires continual evaluation. A balanced wound environment supports growth factors, cytokines, cell proliferation and migration1-4.  


Assess the wound to identify the right treatment or intervention

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Dry wound: Treat with hydrogel*.

A dry, low-exuding wound requires moisture such as hydrogel, hydrocolloid or medicinal honey2-3.

SOLOSITE Conformable Dressings



Moisture level – low to moderate: treat with foam dressings or negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).

Balanced moisture will support growth factors and cell proliferation. Dressing choice should be regularly evaluated2,3.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Foam Dressings
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite Foam Dressings
ALLEVYN LIFE Non-Bordered Foam Dressings**
 PICO 7 Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (sNPWT)



Moisture level – high: treat with foam dressings or NPWT.

If the wound is too wet and has too much exudate, absorption and drainage are essential2,3.

ALLEVYN LIFE Foam Dressings
ALLEVYN LIFE Non-Bordered Foam Dressings**
DURAFIBER Absorbent Gelling Fibrous Dressing
RENASYS Traditional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy


  Next step > Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and progression towards your wound management goal.


For additional product information or ordering instructions, arrange a call from a Smith & Nephew representative.


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A healthcare professional must always rely on his or her own professional clinical judgment when deciding whether to use a particular product when treating a particular patient. Smith & Nephew does not dispense medical advice and recommends that healthcare professionals be trained in the use of any particular product before using it on patients.

For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, effects, precautions, warnings, and important safety information, please consult the Instructions for Use (IFU) prior to use.

*Use appropriate secondary dressings according to your local protocol. 



1) Chamanga E. 2015, ‘Effectively managing wound exudate’, British Journal Of Community Nursing, 20, Sup9, pp. S8-S10.
2) Leaper DJ, Schultz G, Carville K, Fletcher J, Swanson T, Drake R. Extending the T.I.M.E. concept: what have we learned in the past 10 years? Int Wound J. 2012;9 (Suppl 2):1-19.
3) Schultz G, et al. (2005) Wound healing and T.I.M.E.; new concepts and scientific applications. Wound Repair Regen. 13, S1–11.
4) World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS). Principles of best practice: Wound exudate and the role of dressings. A consensus document. London: MEP Ltd, 2007.