Published by the International Wound Infection Institute (IWII), supported by Wounds International, this second edition of Wound Infection in Clinical Practice is an update of the 2008 version produced by the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS).
The intent of this edition is to provide a practical resource for clinicians that builds on the original guidance through incorporation of clinical evidence and understanding that has come to light in the past few years. To achieve this, the IWII collaborative team has undertaken a comprehensive review of contemporary literature, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses where available. They have also employed a formal Delphi process to reach consensus on wound infection issues for which scientific research is minimal or lacking. This rigorous process provides an update on the science and expert opinion regarding prevention, diagnosis and control of wound infection.
This edition outlines new definitions, presents new paradigms and advancements in the management and diagnosis of a wound infection, and highlights controversial areas of discussion.
We hope this updated resource will guide your clinical practice and will serve as an informative resource for the education of other health professionals, as well as individuals with, or at risk of, wound infection. Please click here to download a copy.