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Wound Infection

Complications Associated with Moisture-Associated Skin Damage

February 1, 2018
by the WoundSource Editors Best practice in skin care focuses on the prevention of skin breakdown and the treatment of persons with altered skin integrity. When we ask what causes skin damage we sh...

Assessment of Surgical Wound Infections

September 27, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors With an associated cost of $3.5 billion to $10 billion spent annually on surgical site infections (SSIs) and complications in the United States, it is important to know h...

Biofilm Versus Infection: How Interventions Differ

December 21, 2023
In this interview, Emily Greenstein, APRN discusses the ways how biofilm and infection differ, including what they are, how management practices vary, and which wound bed preparation factors are the m...

Breaking Down Silver: How Bacteria Are Affected

December 21, 2021
As a cost-effective alternative to topical antibiotics, silver is now widely available in wound dressings. However, what does silver really do within the wound bed? Silver uses a multifaceted approach...

Choosing Antimicrobial Wound Dressings

December 31, 2020
Prevention and management of biofilm and infection in wounds can be supported by using antimicrobial and antibiofilm dressings. Internationally, there has been a rising prevalence of antibiotic-resist...

Chronic Wounds and Biofilms: Frequently Asked Questions

March 1, 2019
By Gregory Schultz, PhD In my recent WoundSource webinar on the assessment and treatment of chronic wounds and biofilms, I discussed the pathogenesis of chronic wounds and offered a biofilm-based ...

Classification and Management of Surgical Wounds

September 27, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors Wounds resulting from surgical procedures have many commonalities with wounds of other etiologies. However, there are a few notable differences in their classification, a...

Clinical Challenges in Diagnosing Infected Wounds

February 27, 2018
by the WoundSource Editors Given the impact of infection on delayed wound healing, determining the presence of colonization and infection is imperative to achieving healed outcomes.Chronic wounds a...

Complex Wounds 101

July 17, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors Complex wounds pose a significant challenge for many health care providers. These wounds are often multifaceted, making treatment tremendously difficult. They represent a...

Complications in Chronic Wound Healing and Associated Interventions

March 28, 2018
by the Wound Source Editors Chronic non-healing wounds affect millions of patients each year and contribute significantly to their morbidity and mortality. These wounds have a substantial impact b...
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