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.

WOUND INFECTION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE: Principles of best practice (2022 update)

This edition of Wound Infection in Clinical Practice, authored by the International Wound Infection Institute (IWII) Committee, is an update from our previous consensus document published in 2016. Advances in research and clinical practice relating to the wound environment, risk factors for infection, biofilm, antimicrobial resistance, and new technologies for identification and management of wound infection have been incorporated into this update. Our intention is to provide practical information based on the latest understanding of the science and clinical applications regarding wound infection.

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MADE EASY: Wound Infection in Clinical Practice

Wound infection can lead to protracted wound healing, multiple health service visits and increased hospital admission duration. This comes at significant economic cost and negatively impacts quality of life outcomes for the patient with a wound and their family. Accurate and timely identification of the signs and symptoms of wound infection is critical to achieving effective management of wound infection. This Made Easy will introduce the new edition of Wound Infection in Clinical Practice (International Wound Infection Institute [IWII], 2022) and provide an overall view of prevention and management of wound infection from identification and assessment to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS).

The IWII Wound Infection Continuum (IWII-WIC)

The IWII-WIC is a well acknowledged educational tool that provides a framework to conceptualise the impact that microorganisms have on the host, the wound and on wound healing. The IWII-WIC, based on expert consensus, is a way to conceptualise the microbiological process, informed by clinical presentation of wounds. As the science progresses, the IWII-WIC framework may require review. The IWII-WIC represents the various stages of microbial presence in a wound that increase in severity, from contamination to colonisation, local infection (covert and overt) extending to spreading and systemic infection.