Antimicrobial stewardship in wound care – A position paper


With the growing global problem of antibiotic resistance it is crucial that clinicians use antibiotics wisely, which largely means following the principles of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). Treatment of various types of wounds is one of the more common reasons for prescribing antibiotics. This paper is aimed at providing clinicians an understanding of:

  • The basic principles of why AMS is important in caring for patients with infected wounds
  • Who should be involved in AMS
  • How to conduct AMS for patients with infected wounds

Authors & Editors

  • Benjamin A. Lipsky
  • Matthew Dryden
  • Finn Gottrup
  • Dilip Nathwani
  • Ronald Andrew Seaton
  • Jan Stryja
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