Combatting biofilm: a targeted approach to a range of wounds

  • Hiske Smart Welkom Medi-Clinic
Keywords: Combating biofilm

Abstract

Chronic wounds are often recalcitrant and resistant to treatment. The background diseases or injuries associated with chronic wounds, for example venous insufficiency, diabetes or the pathology underlying pressure ulcers, have in the past been used to explain the non-healing and chronic characteristics of these wounds. Thus, managing poor perfusion, nutrition and blood glucose control and avoiding repetitive pressure have been, and remain, priorities in the overall treatment of chronic wounds.

Author Biography

Hiske Smart, Welkom Medi-Clinic
Hons.B.Soc.Sc Nursing, MA Nursing, PG Dip Wound Healing and Tissue Repair Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy unit Welkom Medi-Clinic
Section
Chronic Wounds