Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 11 (1) Wound assessment part 2: exudate

Wound Essentials 11 (1) Wound assessment part 2: exudate

Assessment and diagnosis, Exudate Management | Elizabeth Nichols

Wound exudate provides the moist environment required for cell regeneration. However, in chronic wounds exudate can become excessive and prevent healing. Changes in the volume, colour, consistency and odour of exudate can indicate problems within the wound, which need to be addressed. Therefore, it is important that nurses can correctly assess these characteristics of exudate in order to provide appropriate care.