Chapter 4. Infected Wounds

  1. Karen Ousey and
  2. Caroline McIntosh
  1. Nicoletta Frescos and
  2. Tabatha Rando

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697870.ch4

Lower Extremity Wounds: A Problem-Based Learning Approach

Lower Extremity Wounds: A Problem-Based Learning Approach

How to Cite

Frescos, N. and Rando, T. (2008) Infected Wounds, in Lower Extremity Wounds: A Problem-Based Learning Approach (eds K. Ousey and C. McIntosh), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697870.ch4

Editor Information

  1. University of Huddersfield

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470512661

Online ISBN: 9780470697870

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Keywords:

  • national health service;
  • risk minimizing strategy;
  • hospital based study;
  • pharmaceutical expenditure;
  • systemic defence mechanisms

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Case Scenario

  • Prevalence and Cost of Wound Infection

  • What Is Wound Infection?

  • Wound Infection Continuum: Bacterial Balance

  • Common Wound Pathogens

  • Clinical Identification of Wound Infection

  • Management of Wound Infection

  • Summary of Treatment Options and Patient Care Trajectory

  • Conclusion

  • References