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Title: Management of burn wound infection
Other Titles: Burns (OSH Surgery)
Authors: Azzopardi, Ernest A.
Barbara, Christopher H.
Keywords: Gram-negative bacteria
Gram-negative bacterial infections -- Diagnosis
Wounds and injuries -- Infections
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford Medicine Online
Citation: Azzopardi, E. A., & Barbara, C. H. (2019). Management of burn wound infection. In I. S. Whitaker, K. Shokrollahi & W. A. Dickson (Eds.), Burns (OSH Surgery). DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199699537.001.0001
Abstract: Changes in the management of burn wounds popularized by Herndon. brought a paradigm shift in the typical infecting aetiology and progression of disease. Associations to development of Gram-negative burn wound infection include increased total body surface area (TBSA), Abbreviated Burn Severity Index (ABSI), Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation, version 2 (APACHE-2) scores, and length of hospital stay. The presence of multiple such factors warrants a high index of suspicion and should be included in risk assessment. Human resource planning, including designation of clinical microbiology, infection control, and specialized cleaning/housekeeping staff in day-to-day management of burn patients is crucial. Meticulous attention to hand hygiene continues to be imperative in reducing cross-contamination rates, however, evidence regarding ‘bare below the elbow‘ policies is scant and contended.
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