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Wound drainage

Troy Schultz #30 Chap 10 MOS

Exudate A material such as fluid and cells, that has escaped from blood vessels during the inflammatory process.
Serous exudate Consists chiefly of serum, which is the clear portion of the blood. Its clear and watery. A example is the fluid in a blister from a burn.
Sanguineous exudate Its red and consists of RBC. Results when capillaries are damaged, allowing the escape of RBC, and is frequently seen in open wounds.
Purulent exudate Contains pus, which consists of leukocytes, dead liquefied tissue debris, and dead living bacteria it is usually thick and has an unpleasant odor.
Suppuration the process of pus formation.
Serosanguineous exudate consists of clear and blood-tinged drainage and is commonly seen in surgical incisions.
Purosanguineous exudate consists of pus and blood and is often seen in a new wound that is infected
Created by: troyschultz