Best Practice StatementsEffective management of wound infection and quality of life

Effective management of wound infection and quality of life

Infection, Products, Wellbeing and concordance

Effective management of wound infection and quality of lifeInfection is a significant problem for people with wounds, as it can delay healing, result in unpleasant symptoms such as exudate and pain, increase length of treatment, and result in hospital admissions with prolonged stays, raising the costs of care. It can be responsible for turning acute wounds into chronic ones, and, unchecked, has serious consequences such as osteomyelitis, amputation, sepsis, multiple organ failure and death.