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A Fact A Day – Biofilms and Wound Care

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In the United States, it has been reported that approximately 16 million new biofilm-based infections are diagnosed every year. Biofilms are found not only in wounds, but also on medical devices such as prosthetic heart valves, orthopedic implants, intravascular catheters, and artificial hearts and other devices.

This two-page fact sheet was created to support staff education on wound biofilm management and infection prevention, and includes:

Quick facts on the biofilm development, identification and management
The microbiology of biofilms, with key terms and definitions
Best practice strategies to prevent and reduce biofilm formation in managing wounds

Download A Fact A Day – Biofilms and Wound Care and share it within your facility. This print-friendly format is perfect for posting on the bulletin board or distributing to your nursing staff at in-service.

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