Wound infection following trauma and burn injuries.

D. G. Klein, D. E. Fritsch, S. G. Amin

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Abstract

Wounds that result from trauma and burn injuries may lead to the development of infection from the mechanism of injury, bacterial contamination, exogenous and endogenous sources, and impaired host defenses. Knowledge of these factors, combined with thorough wound assessment, differentiation between contaminated and infected wounds, the appropriate use of wound cultures and antibiotics, and the appropriate selection of wound-management techniques, is important in the optimization of wound healing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-642
Number of pages16
JournalCritical care nursing clinics of North America
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Critical Care

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