Wound care is more important as drug-resistant bugs proliferate

06/4/2013 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

The ability to differentiate an infected from an uninfected wound is crucial in long-term care and assisted-living facilities as antibiotic-resistant bacteria become more common, wound-care specialists say. Knowing how to recognize infection and culturing infected tissue can help caregivers choose the right treatment and prevent cross-contamination. Wounds must be cleaned properly and contact with the wound and anything that has come in contact with the wound should be avoided.

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