by Michael Miller DO, FACOS, FAPWCA
RAMBLINGS OF AN ITINERANT WOUND CARE GUY PT. 2
I recently recognized a puzzling aspect of my wound care practice; I am just not seeing that many infected wounds. Moreover, I seem to use much fewer antibiotics and antimicrobial agents than almost everybody else I know practicing in wound care.
I have come to the conclusion that there must be a dearth of bacteria in my clinics, nursing homes, and at the house calls I make. At the risk of sounding delusional and daft, allow me to rephrase: I know that there are bacteria everywhere, and on everything, and in fact, I overheard a statement that may truly capture the spirit, “the Earth is covered with poo, it’s just thicker in some places than others.”