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Wound Infection in Clinical Practice - Made Easy

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Wound Infection in Clinical Practice - Made Easy

Position Document
Biofilm, Wound Healing, Wound Infection, Wound Bed Preparation, LINK Recommended Topic
Publication Year
Karen Ousey, Terry Swanson, Geoff Sussman
published in
Wounds International
Approx. reading time
20 minutes (6 pages)


Wound infection can lead to protracted wound healing, multiple health service visits and increased hospital admission duration. This comes at significant economic cost and negatively impacts quality of life outcomes for the patient with a wound and their family. Accurate and timely identification of the signs and symptoms of wound infection is critical to achieving effective management of wound infection. This Made Easy will introduce the new edition of Wound Infection in Clinical Practice (International Wound Infection Institute [IWII], 2022) and provide an overall view of prevention and management of wound infection from identification and assessment to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS).


Karen Ousey
Reader Advancing Clinical Practice, School of Human and Health Sciences, Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, UK

Terry Swanson
NPWM, MHSc, FMACNP, Co-chair IWII, Fellow Wounds Australia, Wound Education Research Consultancy.

Geoff Sussman
OAM, JP, Fellow Wounds Australia, Associate Professor of Wound Care Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science Monash University, Australia; Clinical Lecturer Medical Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

Citation reference

Ousey K, Swanson T, Sussman G (2022) Wound Infection in Clinical Practice Made Easy.
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