WoundSource White Papers

Infection Control in Wound Management

Factors Affecting Dressing Application for the Prevention of Infection

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.

Infection Control in Wound Management

In this white paper, health care professionals will learn: 

  • Signs of infection and possible complications of infected wounds
  • Dressing application factors that can increase cross-contamination and infection risk
  • Best practice guidance on dressing application to help prevent infection and minimize wound care costs 
  • The important role of medical adhesives in supporting the prevention of infection during dressing changes  

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.

Sponsored by Hy-Tape International