Wound EssentialsUsing antimicrobials for wound infection and biofilms

Using antimicrobials for wound infection and biofilms

Assessment and diagnosis, Infection, Products | Kirsten Mahoney

Identifying wound infection and implementing an effective treatment plan quickly are vital steps in reducing the health implications for the patient undergoing wound care, as well as lessening the economic burden to the health service. The use of topical antimicrobials offers an effective method of eradicating bacteria from the wound bed, but it requires a holistic assessment of the patient, an understanding of the different types of antimicrobials available and their appropropriate use.