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Implementation of a stewardship programme

Through this course, it has been understood that antimicrobial resistance is a significant threat to human health. We have discussed antimicrobial stewardship in steps 1.14 and 1.15. Now, Professor Dimitri …

Case study 2 – follow up

As you have seen in case 1, a follow up is a significant step for a clinician to understand the condition of the wound and administer appropriate treatment for any …

Case study 2 – assessment and treatment

Assessment of the wound showed the following results: Vascular assessment: No arterial occlusions. Infection: CRP: 253.7 mg/L; Patient has fever. Result of bacterial sampling bone biopsy: Staphylococcus aureus +++ Streptococcus …

Case study 1 – treatment and follow-up

How was the wound treated? The wound was cleansed with saline. Honey ointment on a paraffin gauze was applied. Non-woven compresses were used and fixation using circular bandages was carried …

Educators for the week

In this video, Professor Dimitri Beeckman and Steven Smet introduce themselves. They will guide you through the topics of week 3 and will cover the following main areas: Implementation of …

Selection of topical antimicrobials

After diagnosis of a wound infection, a topical antimicrobial will need to be selected. In this article, Professor Karen Ousey discusses the selection of these antimicrobials and how this should …

Management of wound infection

In this article, Professor Karen Ousey discusses the principles involved in managing a wound infection to ensure a speedy recovery. Cleaning the wound bed After assessing the wound bed, tissue …

How can wound infection be prevented?

In this video, Professor Karen Ousey describes the Levine technique to perform a wound culture specimen and explains the significance of controlling infection using aseptic techniques. Wound swab After watching …

Diagnosis of a wound infection

Diagnosing a wound infection involves assessment of the wound for presence of local or systemic symptoms of infection. Inflammation is the most significant classic indicator of wound infection. It includes …

What is a wound infection?

Wound infection is the invasion of a wound by proliferating microorganisms to a level that invokes a local and/or systemic response in the host. The presence of microorganisms within the …

Antimicrobial stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship is a coherent set of actions to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials and eventually improve patient outcomes, decrease emergence of antimicrobial resistance, and prevent the dissemination of …

Resistance to antiseptics

Antiseptics are essential components of intervention strategies used in clinical medicine for preventing infection during surgical procedures and in stopping the dissemination of nosocomial diseases. In addition to antibiotic resistance, …

Case study: discovery of a superbug

This report discusses the pan-resistant microbe, New Delhi Metallo-Beta-Lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. It was resistant to all available antimicrobial drugs at the time. Klebsiella pneumoniae can be commensal in nature and …
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