Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 10 (2) Biofilms: the myths and realities

Wound Essentials 10 (2) Biofilms: the myths and realities

Complex wounds, Exudate Management, Infection | Kirsty Mahoney

There has been an increasing interest in biofilms and their possible contribution to the non-healing of chronic wounds. Currently, there is no gold standard for identifying if a biofilm is present, and many strategies are still under investigation to establish the best way to treat wounds that may have a biofilm present. This article seeks to address some myths surrounding biofilms and discusses current recommendations that may assist clinicians to treat wounds with a possible biofilm in clinical practice.