The Institute has been instrumental in producing a number of internationally acknowledged documents such as the review and extension of the TIME framework as well as publications in the International Wound Journal, Journal of Wound Care, Wounds International and other relevant journal. Other available resources include a curriculum outline on wound infection and several reviews and commentaries. The following resources focus on the latest evidence, research and education in wound infection prevention management. These are free to download and use in practice.
IWII Wound infection in clinical practice – This update provides an opportunity to explore contemporary advances in wound infection knowledge and practice. Since 2008, scientific and clinical understanding of chronic wound infection has developed significantly.
Multi-resistant Infections: A Global Concern – a presentation by Associate Professor Geoff Sussman on antimicrobial resistence.
Ten top tips: reducing antibiotic resistance – Geoff Sussman, Terry Swanson, Joyce Black et al write in Wounds International 2014;5(4)
Slough: What is it? How do we manage it? – a presentation by Terry Swanson, Jenny Hurlow, Greg Schultz and Jacqui Fletcher.
Ten top tips: managing surgical site infections – David Keast, Terry Swanson et al write in Wounds International 2014;5(3).
Ten top tips: understanding and managing biofilms – David Keast, Terry Swanson, Keryln Carville, et al write in Wounds International 2014;5(2)
Wound Infection Made Easy – Terry Swanson, Lorraine Grothier and Greg Schultz provide an update on recognising and managing wound infection in different wound types. Published on Wounds International
Extending the TIME Concept – the long-awaited update on the TIME principles in wound bed preparation, available in English, French and Spanish. This has had significant exposure and is referenced in leading documents and journal articles internationally since its publication.
Surgical Site Infection. Quality Standard 49 – NICE (2013)
Surgical Site Infection. Clinical Guideline 74 – NICE (2008)
Your Questions Answered – critical questions on wound infection, focusing on microbiology, answered by Professor Prashini Moodley.
Wound infection References – a list of useful articles.
The Wound Infection Institute: A new global platform for the clinical management of infected wounds – an introduction to the IWII, published in 2008 at the World Union of Wound Healing Societies, Toronto
Infection Control Made Easy – an excellent guide, courtesy of Ostomy Wound Management.