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Antimicrobial Stewardship

For this month's WoundSource Practice Accelerator series, we are providing education on a variety of topics related to antimicrobial stewardship in wound care. Scroll below to read this month's white paper and articles, to print out our quick fact sheet, and to sign up for this month's webinar.

Upcoming Webinar

Is This Wound Infected?

Thursday, April 25

Laura Swoboda DNP, APNP, FNP-C, FNP-BC, CWOCN-AP, WOCNF

Reviews relevant cases to guide the audience through infection assessment and reasoning on the appropriate selection of antimicrobial agents. 

White Paper

Core Principles of Antimicrobial Stewardship

<p>Nearly 30% of antibiotics prescribed in hospital settings are unnecessary or inappropriate. This prescribing often results in the development of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, which have been estimated to cause approximately 35,000 deaths per year in the United States. To mitigate this threat to patients, experts and thought leaders have advocated and developed antimicrobial stewardship strategies and protocols. This white paper will review core principles of antimicrobial stewardship tha...

Fact Sheet

Quick Facts - Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for 2.8 million infections every year. Overuse and abuse of antimicrobials contribute to adverse drug events and further accelerate antimicrobial resistance. An understanding of antimicrobial stewardship practices and how to implement them can help combat the rapidly growing threat of drug resistant organisms. This fact sheet offers several tips and pearls related to antimicrobial stewardship in wound care....

Featured Articles

Talking to Patients About Antimicrobial Resistance

In this interview, Alisha Oropallo, MD, FACS discusses why and how wound care clinicians can talk to patients about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship practices. ...

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How Can Wound Cleansers Aid in Antimicrobial Stewardship?

Wound cleansing may lower infection risk and support healing. It is a component of wound bed preparation, with the capability to remove superficial contaminants, debris, and microorganisms. Proper wound cleansing can also work towards biofilm destruction. For example, after a surgical intervention, ...

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When to Use Antimicrobials and Why

In this interview, Christine Miller, DPM, PhD, CWSP, FACCWS discusses judicious use of antimicrobials in wound care, especially related to the care of chronic wounds. ...

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Superbugs: More About Key Drug-Resistant Organisms

At present, estimates place drug-resistant organisms as causing over 700,000 deaths per year globally. By 2050, predictions say that the number of deaths caused by these organisms could surpass mortalities caused by cancer, nearly 10 million deaths per year. Thus, it is important to understand how t...

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Sponsored by

Century Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Century Pharmaceuticals has manufactured drugs and devices since 1966. It is the exclusive manufacturer of Dakin's SolutionĀ®, a topical antimicrobial that has been used in wound care since WWI.

Important Terms to Know

Important Terms to Know: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Learn terms related to antimicrobial stewardship in wound care, from antibiogram to pathogen.