WOUND & SKIN CARE: Using antiseptics to manage infected wounds
Connie M. Sarvis RN, CON(c), CWD, IIWCC, MN, FCCWS

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Nursing2014
December 2007 
Volume 37  Number 12
Pages 20 - 21
 
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ABSTRACT


Sarvis, Connie M. RN, CON(c), CWD, IIWCC, MN, FCCWS

Connie M. Sarvis is a skin and wound consultant at Seven Oaks General Hospital in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada.

IN PREVIOUS ARTICLES, I discussed critically colonized and infected wounds. In this article, I'll cover antiseptics, one method of managing these wounds, focusing on when antiseptics are appropriate and which one you'd use for a particular wound. First, let's review why antiseptics can help.

Figure. This ischemic wound was treated with cadexomer iodine, a newer, less-toxic antiseptic.

Antiseptics destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms on living tissue, and in some cases, topical antiseptics may be a better treatment choice than systemic antibiotics. Antiseptics are appropriate for decreasing the bioburden (bacteria count) in certain types of nonhealing wounds. 1 For example, a wound that's not healing because of an inadequate blood supply ...

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