1887

oa Professional Nursing Today - Part 1 : Integrating infection prevention practice with chronic wound and burn management : infection control

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1607-6672

 

Abstract

The prophylactic and unnecessary use of topical antiseptics, antimicrobial dressings and antibiotics on uncomplicated, colonised, normally progressing wounds is a cause for concern, evidenced by an increasing number of community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant which are also resistant to mupirocin, and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative isolates. This is the first in a two-part series. The role of the medical microbiologist in superficial wound sampling will be highlighted in this article, and key principles in the appropriate selection and use of topical antimicrobial agents summarised.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/mp_pnt/20/1/EJC188485
2016-01-01
2016-12-10

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error