IWII: Wound infection in clinical practice

This update provides an opportunity to explore contemporary advances in wound infection knowledge and practice. Since 2008, scientific and clinical understanding of chronic wound infection has developed significantly. In particular, awareness of the presence and impact of wound biofilm has advanced enormously; however, understanding of its pathogenesis is yet to be clarified fully. A holistic approach to individuals with, or at risk of, active wound infection remains essential to best practice in prevention, identification and management of wound infection. This is of particular importance in the context of increasing antibiotic resistance.

Authors

  • Terry Swanson

    Nurse Practitioner, South West Healthcare, Australia

  • Donna Angel

    Nurse Practitioner, Wound Management, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia

  • Geoff Sussman

    Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand

  • Rose Cooper

    Professor of Microbiology, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff, Wales

  • Karen Ousey

    Reader Advancing Clinical Practice, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

  • Kerlyn Carville

    Registered Nurse, Silver Chain Nursing Association & Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia

  • Jacqui Fletcher

    Independent wound care consultant , Bedfordshire, UK

  • David Keast

    Wound Care Theme Leader, St Joseph's Parkwood Hospital London, Canada

  • David Leaper

    Visiting Professor, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales

  • Greg Schultz

    Professor, Institute for Wound Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

  • Joyce Black

    Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA

  • Evan Call

    EC Service and Weber State University, Centerville, Utah, USA

  • Emily Haesler

    Curtin University and Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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