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Preventing and treating infection in wounds: translating evidence and recommendations into practice

David Keast, Kimberley Bain, Mark Bain, Terry Swanson
11 December 2020

Infected wounds are slower to heal than non-infected wounds and are a growing problem for both patients and healthcare systems (Guest et al, 2015; Wounds UK, 2017). A group of researchers undertook a modified Delphi process to build a consensus among 85 international wound care specialists on how to prevent, identify and managed chronic wound infections. Consensus was reached on when and how to assess chronic wounds, the warning signs of infection, prevention strategies, management of infection and biofilms, and when to refer a patient to a wound care specialist.

Disclaimer: The research was funded by Coloplast A/S. Each of the Authors have acted as consultants for Coloplast in the past, as well as other health care suppliers and companies.

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