David Keast

IWII: Wound infection in clinical practice

This update provides an opportunity to explore contemporary advances in wound infection knowledge and practice. Since 2008, scientific and clinical understanding of chronic wound infection has developed significantly. In particular, awareness of the presence and impact of wound biofilm has advanced...

Ten top tips: managing surgical site infections

The definition of surgical site infection (SSI) by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)[1] of North America [Table 1] is the most commonly used and comprehensive. Leaper and Fry state that an SSI is the most preventable healthcare-associated infection. According to hospital data in...

Exit site wounds Made Easy

Crude tracheotomies have been depicted on Egyptian artefacts as far back as 3600BC1, while the ancient Syrians used catheters fashioned from reeds. Percutaneous devices are now in common use in clinical practice over a wide range of therapy areas. These devices create a wound (exit site) that needs...