Infection prevention and treatment in patients with major burn injuries
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Infection prevention and treatment in patients with major burn injuries

Gabby Rowley-Conwy Staff nurse, Tempest Ward (Burns ITU) Welsh Centre for Burns, Morriston Hospital, Wales

Infection is a significant challenge in burn care, particularly for those patients who have major burn injuries. This article aims to review the literature and establish best practice in prevention and treatment of infection in patients with major burns. The article considers the causes and clinical features of wound infection, and examines systemic and local methods of prevention and treatment.

Nursing Standard. 25, 7,51-60. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.10.25.7.51.c8053