A rational approach to the use of topical antiseptics.

@article{Doughty1994ARA,
  title={A rational approach to the use of topical antiseptics.},
  author={Dorothy Doughty},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={224-31}
}
  • Dorothy Doughty
  • Published 1994 in
    Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing…
The proper application of antiseptics to the open wound is controversial. With the goal of creating an optimal environment for wound repair, consideration of a topical antiseptic includes both its bactericidal activity and its potential cytotoxicity when applied to the healing wound in varying concentrations. This discussion reviews the events of wound healing, including the key cells that mediate this process, the significance of bacteria in the wound bed, and the impact of infection. Specific… CONTINUE READING