Impact of current antimicrobial stewardship on wound care

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 19:20 - 19:35

This presentation will cover:

  • What constitutes as bad Antimicrobial Stewardship in wound care and consequences, from a health service and patient perspective
  • Three case studies on how to determine whether a wound is infected, and if so, whether the infection is local or systemic, and when an antibiotic prescription is justifiable
  • Best practice for avoiding the systemic wound infection, with reference to DACC technology
  • What needs to be done to ensure effective Antimicrobial Stewardship in wound care

Dr Leanne Atkin, Vascular Nurse Consultant, University of Huddersfield/Mid Yorks NHS Trust