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Wound Infection

Wound Infection

Wound Infection

Wound Infection - Overview  - Free topic: Latest clinical guidelines, Quality Measures and resources on wound infection

Antimicrobial Stewardship In Wound Care: guidance on how institutions can minimize misuse and/or overuse use of antimicrobial medications and establish an antimicrobial stewardship program

Wound Culture - Swabs, Biopsies, Needle Aspiration: evidence-based guidance on diagnosis of wound infection, when and how to perform wound cultures, how to choose sampling techniques, documentation, coding, coverage and reimbursement 

How to Collect a Wound Swab (Levine Technique) for Culture: sample policies and procedures on how to collect a wound swab

How to Perform a Wound Biopsy: guidance on when and how to perform wound biopsies

Interactive Feature Matrix: Antimicrobials: guidance on selection of antimicrobial dressings

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Acute Burn Injury overview: evidence-based clinical guidelines, quality measures and resources

INTRODUCTIONOverviewThe inappropriate use of antimicrobial medications contributes to antibiotic resistance and adverse drug events, and improving antimicrobial prescribing practices is a patient safety priority.[1] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that annually at least 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United Stat