Antimicrobials and non-healing wounds

The overall aim of this document is to highlight current knowledge regarding the use of antimicrobials, particularly in non-healing wounds, to discuss what still is controversial, and to give suggestions for future actions.


This position 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; and how to conduct AMS for patients with infected wounds.

Authors & Editors

  • F. Gottrup, (Editor) MD, DMSci, Professor of Surgery, Chair of Antimicrobial Document author group
  • J. Apelqvist, (Co-editor) MD, PhD, Senior Consultant, Associate Professor
  • T. Bjansholt, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor
  • R. Cooper, BSc, PhD, PGCE, CBIOL, MSB, FRSA, Professor of Microbiology
  • Z. Moore, PhD, MSc, FFNMRCSI, PG Dip, Dip Management, RGN, Lecturer in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair
  • E.J.G. Peters, M.D., PhD, Internist- Infectious Diseases Specialist
  • S. Probst, DClinPrac, RN, Lecturer
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