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Wound drainage

Chapter 10 MOS

exudate Drainage, material such as fluid and cells, that has escaped from blood vessels during inflammatory process. Deposited in the tissue or on tissue surfaces and is often present in a wound.
serous exudate consist chiefly of serum the clear portion of blood. Clear and watery. Example is fluid in blister of burn.
sangineous exudate Red and consists of RBC. Results when cappilaries are damaged, frequently seen in open wounds. Bright red indicates fresh bleeding ad dark red indicates older bleeding.
purulent exudate Contains pus(leukocytes, dead liquefied tissue debris, dead and living bacteria). Thick and unpleasent odor, white in color, ut may acquire tinges of pink, green, or yellow.
suppuration pus formation
serosanguineous exudate clear and blood tinged drainage and is commonly seen in surgical incision.
purosanguineous exudate pus and blood and is often seen in new wound that is infected.
Created by: sashapalmer