IWII Wound Infection in Clinical Practice Consensus Document 2022 Update

Terry Swanson, Karen Ousey, Emily Haesler, Thomas Bjarnsholt, Keryln Carville, Patricia Idensohn, David H. Keast, Donna Larsen, Nicola Waters, Dot Weir, Lindsay Kalan, Steven Percival, Gregory Schultz, Geoff Sussman

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Abstract

Wound infection is a major challenge for clinicians globally with accurate and timely identification of wound infection being critical to achieving clinical and cost-effective management and promotion of healing. This paper presents an overview of the development of the International Wound Infection Institute’s (IWII) 2022 Wound Infection in Clinical Practice consensus document. The updated document summarises current evidence and provides multi-disciplinary healthcare providers with effective guidance and support on terminology, paradigms regarding biofilm, identification of wound infection, wound cleansing, debridement, and antimicrobial stewardship. Integral to the update is revision of –wound infection management strategies which are incorporated within the International Wound Infection Institute’s Wound Infection Continuum (IWII-WIC) and management plan. The aim of 2022 IWII consensus document update was to provide an accessible and useful clinical resource in at least six languages incorporating the latest evidence and current best practice for wound infection and prevention. New content in this edition, implementation resources and dissemination techniques are discussed and highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of wound care
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 27 Sep 2022

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