Critical colonization and infection of wounds present a dual problem for clinicians. First, there is the possibility of delayed wound healing, particularly in the presence of a compromised immune system or where the wound is grossly contaminated or poorly perfused. Second, colonized and infected wounds are a potential source for cross-infection — a particular concern … Continue reading Silver Antimicrobial Dressings in Wound Care
When there is a break, laceration or incision in the skin, a large number of bacteria–especially the bacteria that normally colonize the skin–can enter the body and cause infection. These bacteria attach to tissue and stop the wound from healing, causing other symptoms, such as increased swelling, high or low body temperature and increased discharge … Continue reading What Are the Treatments for an Infected Wound?