Infection Control in Wound Management

Factors affecting dressing application for the prevention of infection Preventing wound infection is critical to ensuring rapid healing, patient comfort and the prevention of complication. The effects of infections can range from mild, to serious. Pain, odor, delayed healing, sepsis and even death are frequently associated with their incidence. Infection control starts by properly caring […]

Preventing Cross-Infection in Post-Surgical Wound Care

Infections in Post-surgical can be have serious complications. Preventing post surgical infections will reduce costs, improve the patients experience, and save lives. Health professionals need to understand that the prevention of cross-contamination is paramount to any post-surgical health care plan. Learn more on our sponsored Woundsource.com post. You may also be interested in: Preventing Hospital-Acquired […]

MRSA Care & Prevention

What is MRSA? MRSA (pronounced MURR-sah) is an acronym that stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Simply put, MRSA is a staph infection that is resistant to certain types of antibiotics. MRSA is not just antibiotic-resistant bug; it causes a particularly aggressive form of staph infection. When MRSa affects the skin, it can cause cellulitis and […]

White Paper: Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections

Controlling Cross-Contamination in Wound Management Despite advancements in wound care technology and practices, hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a major problem for many healthcare facilities. Approximately 4% of patients of patients in hospitals currently have an HAI, and an even greater number of patients will have an HAI at some point in their stay.1 These infections disproportionately affect the most vulnerable populations, […]

Reducing Medical Tape Cross Contamination: Single Use Rolls and Pre-Cut Strips

If you are a nurse, surgical resident, or really anyone who works in the fast-paced hospital environment, you need quick, convenient access to medical tape. Whether you are securing a tube in the NICU or doing a quick wound check and bandage replacement on pre-rounds, looking around for a piece of tape is not time […]

Dressing for Prevention: Effective Wound Dressing Securement for Infection Prevention

Wound infections pose a serious problem that can lead to delayed healing and life-threatening complications. Prevention is key. By following best wound care practices and using dressings that are properly secured, strong, waterproof, and gentle, health care professionals can help reduce the incidence of cross-contamination and wound infection. Read more on our WoundSource.com sponsored blog […]

Wound Care and Infection Management: Risk Factors for Wound Infection

Infections are one of the most serious complications associated with wounds, which makes infection prevention a key part of post-surgical care and wound management. Even for wounds resulting from clean surgery, there is an 8% infection rate among the general population, and percentages grow as patients get older. This article describes four main risk factors […]