Battlefield Wound Infection,
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You can prevent tetanus and with a tetanus immunization. Perhaps in the future, monoclonal antibodies of the J5 mutant of E. coli may prevent psuedomonas infections. Limited data suggest that cleaning wounds with Betadine may be more effective than saline alone. Systemic antimicrobial agents will prevent group-A streptococcal infections. How do you prevent wound infection Debridement In dealing with the problems of casualties, think in terms of debridement. Make certain that personnel are immunized. Antimicrobial agents may have a role topically, and from limited data they appear to be effective systemically in the irradiated animal for a very brief period of time.