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Five Key Antimicrobial Stewardship Tips for Wound Care Professionals

Five Key Antimicrobial Stewardship Tips for Wound Care Professionals
 
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Antimicrobial resistance is a growing public health threat, and mortality related to antibiotic-resistant infections is projected to surge worldwide by 2050. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs are increasingly implemented in facilities to combat antimicrobial resistance and prevent the overprescription of antibiotics.

This evidence-based Practice Accelerator white paper outlines the scope of antimicrobial resistance and offers a practical AMS strategy for health care facilities. The guide provides tips on staff training in AMS, wound infection identification and prevention, wound cleansing, hand hygiene, and proper disposal of equipment.

AMS has become a global necessity, and wound care professionals will find this guide helpful in creating and maintaining a sustainable AMS program.

This white paper discusses the following topics:

Components of AMS staff education
Infection diagnosis and prevention
Viable alternatives to antibiotics
Agents used in wound cleansing
Rationale for hand hygiene
Disposal of personal protective equipment

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing public health threat, and mortality related to antibiotic-resistant infections is projected to surge worldwide by 2050. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs are increasingly implemented in facilities to combat antimicrobial resistance and prevent the overprescription of antibiotics.

This evidence-based Practice Accelerator white paper outlines the scope of antimicrobial resistance and offers a practical AMS strategy for health care facilities. The guide provides tips on staff training in AMS, wound infection identification and prevention, wound cleansing, hand hygiene, and proper disposal of equipment.

AMS has become a global necessity, and wound care professionals will find this guide helpful in creating and maintaining a sustainable AMS program.

This white paper discusses the following topics:

Components of AMS staff education
Infection diagnosis and prevention
Viable alternatives to antibiotics
Agents used in wound cleansing
Rationale for hand hygiene
Disposal of personal protective equipment

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