Best Practice StatementsBest Practice Statement: The use of topical antimicrobial agents in wound management

Best Practice Statement: The use of topical antimicrobial agents in wound management

Assessment and diagnosis, Complex wounds, Exudate Management, Infection, Service delivery

Best Practice Statement: The use of topical antimicrobial agents in wound management 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 Activa Healthcare LtdBSN medical Ltd and Smith & Nephew.