The use of topical antimicrobial agents in wound management

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The use of topical antimicrobial agents in wound management

30 September 2013

Wound infection can be financially costly to healthcare organisations and can negatively affect quality of life for patients, families and carers, due to pain, malodour, frequent dressing changes, loss of appetite, malaise, or deterioration of glycaemic control in people with diabetes.

This best practice document focuses on:

  • Assessing the patient and wound
  • Biofilms and wound infection
  • Selection and use of topical antimicrobials
  • Wound infection in different aetiologies

This document has been supported by L&R Medical UKBSN medical Ltd and Smith & Nephew.

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