Preventing Wound Infection: Modern Silver Usage
Alternatives to antibiotics are increasingly used in wound care to stem the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Silver, a common alternative to topical antibiotics, has a long history of use with little evidence of harmful side effects.
This white paper first discusses the historical background of medical silver and the global problem of antimicrobial resistance. The guide then compares numerous alternatives to topical antibiotics and describes in detail the silver formulations currently used in wound dressings.
Wound care professionals will find this guide a useful resource for their antimicrobial stewardship programs.
This white paper discusses the following topics:
The scope of antimicrobial resistance
The history of medicinal silver use
Alternatives to topical antibiotics
Benefits of silver in wound dressings
Silver nanoparticles and other formulations
Surfactants and other silver enhancers in wound dressings