Burn wound cleansing is an essential part of wound management and supports wound healing procedures. However, burn wound cleansing can also lead to colonization or infection if not performed correctly. Burn wounds need to be rinsed with water, Ringer’s solution or NaCl solution to remove particles and necrotic tissue. The solutions used for burn wound cleansing need to be sterile or sterilizing grade filtrated, so that no colonization or infection by waterborne pathogens can be caused.
This timely webinar will explore and discuss best practices for burn wound cleansing to avoid infections, especially from
PD. Dr. Andreas Schwarzkopf
Associate Professor of Hospital Hygiene
Institute Schwarzkopf, Aura an der Saale, Germany
Dr. Andreas Schwarzkopf is the Chief Scientific Officer at theInstitute Schwarzkopf and a publicly accredited Consultant for Hospital Hygiene in Germany. With over 30 years of experience in Medical Microbiology, specializing in Hygiene, Dr. Schwarzkopf has held several positions at institutions such as the University of Vienna, University of Würzburg, and L*S AG in Bad Bocklet, an accredited and FDA-approved laboratory. He established and managed the Bad Kissinger Hygiene Academy in 1996, which became one of the largest Hygiene Education organizations in Germany. Additionally, from 2006 to 2014, Dr. Schwarzkopf was the Vice President of German Initiative Chronic Wounds. He is the author of more than 100 articles in scientific journals, and has translated and published several books, including "Practical Knowledge for Hygienic Staff", Kohlhammer-Verlag, Stuttgart, 3. Edition. 2011; "Hygiene during medical praxis", mhp-Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2. Edition 2010; and "Multi-resistent pathogens in healthcare premises", mhp-Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2012.
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