Date & Time
Monday, April 11, 2022, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
116 Preventing and Managing Wound Infections

Many traditional interventions and even relatively recent innovations for managing wounds are inconsistent with the evidence and underlying pathophysiology. This presentation aims to guide attendees in adopting a paradigm shift to drive fundamental changes in approach. We will provide a foundation for evaluating which practices are undesirable, discuss the strength of the evidence, and describe effective alternatives.

Educational Objectives

  • Distinguish between high bioburden, inflammation, and infection
  • Identify at least one wound management protocols that recent research shows actually increases the risk of infection
  • Summarize current best practices for wound management protocols

Level Intermediate