Wound infection is one of the most common complications associated with wounds. Studies have shown that even after clean surgery, the rate of wound infection in the general population is as high as 8%, and rises to 25% in elderly patients. Infections can significantly add to the costs of wound care, cause patient discomfort and lead to more serious complications. This makes it extremely important that health care providers implement practices that reduce the risk of infection. This white paper discusses the role of effective dressing application in minimizing the risk of wound infection, and best practices for supporting an optimal wound healing environment.
In this white paper, health care professionals will learn:
This paper is generally written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party and was written with nurses and in mind as a key audience.
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