The first session of the webinar will look into how the use of antiseptics to prevent and treat wound infection is increasingly being explored, due to the rapid spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and rising emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria.
Early and judicious use of topical antimicrobial agents, such as antiseptics, may have an important role to play in limiting biofilm formation and spread of infection. Furthermore, advocating for the responsible use of antibiotics to preserve their effectiveness for generations to come is crucial. However, globally, availability and practices pertaining to antiseptics are heterogeneous. In 2023, an international expert panel came together to develop an international consensus document, focusing on the use of antiseptics in practice for the prevention and treatment of wound infection.
During the first presentation of the evening, the core elements of the new consensus document will be highlighted, and light will be shed on the potential benefits of using antiseptics to prevent and treat wound infection, alongside practical guidance on how to use them safely and effectively in clinical practice.
The second session will focus on how World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week has again highlighted the critical importance of preventing infections so that we can preserve the effectiveness of the antimicrobials that we have.
Surgical Site Infections (SSI) remain as one of the biggest healthcare infection challenges globally, yet there is plenty of opportunity in the post-operative phase of surgery to reduce the SSIs.
This session will provide an update on three key areas where we can all quickly make an impact.
This session has kindly been sponsored by Essity.