Wound infection
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Wound infection

John Timmons Tissue Viability Nurse, Monklands Hospital
Alison Bell Infection Control Nurse, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie

Nurses need to be able to make a skilled holistic assessment of the patient and infected wound to devise an appropriate, cost effective treatment plan. This article gives a detailed overview of wound infection and provides a framework for devising protocols and formularies

Aims and intended learning outcomes

This article intends to give an overview of some of the issues involved and the principles of wound infection. It aims to ensure nurses are equipped to provide good quality, evidence based wound management at the lowest cost. After reading this article you should be able to:

Primary Health Care. 10, 2, 31-37. doi: 10.7748/phc2000.