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

$3.95
Nursing2014
December 2007 
Volume 37  Number 12
Pages 20 - 21
 
  PDF Version Available!

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 ...

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!


Cost:$3.95
1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Password


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.


Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.






Featured Jobs



Benefits of Membership

FREE E-Newsletters
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues

CESaver
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Register Now

Lippincott's NursingCenter.com
Explore a world of online resources

Become a Member