Terry Swanson

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...

Wound Infection Made Easy

It is important that clinicians understand how infection develops, how signs and symptoms manifest in various aetiologies, and how and when to initiate use of topical antimicrobials and systemic antibiotics in wounds clinically diagnosed as infected. This made easy reviews current practice and...

Ten top tips: reducing antibiotic resistance

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s 2014 report on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance reveals that antibiotic resistance is no longer a prediction for the future; it is happening now, across the world. This has been driven by antibiotic overuse in humans and food-producing animals,...

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...