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.

SLOUGH: Composition, analysis and effect on healing

We present a series of case studies focusing on the characterisation of slough collected from various different wound aetiologies. The primary goal of this research project was to identify and classify slough at molecular and microbiological levels. The secondary goal of this research was to determine if the composition of slough has the potential to be used as a biomarker for wound healing outcomes. To achieve this, slough samples were collected and analysed for microbial bioburden and composition using both culture and DNA sequencing-based methods. The protein composition of each sample was then determined using untargeted proteomics analysis and the presence of microbial aggregates or biofilm was evaluated using confocal and scanning electron microscopy.

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).