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wound drainage

exudate Medical term for drainage, material such as fluid and cells, that has escaped from blood vessels during the inflammatory process, deposited in tissue or on tissue surfaces and is often present in a wound.
Serous exudate cosists chiefly of serum, ex: fluid in a blister from a burn
Sanguineous exudate red and consists of RBCs, results when capillaries are damages, allowing the escape of RBCs, and is frequently seen in open wounds, bright red- fresh bleeding, dark- older bleeding
Purulent exudate contains pus, which consists of leukocytes,dead liquefiedmtissue debris, and dead and living bacteria, thick and unpleasant odor, white in color, but may acquire tinges of pink, green, or yellow depending on the type of infecting organism.
Suppuration the process of pus formation
serosanguineous exudate consists of clear and blood-tinged drainage and is commonly seen in surgical incisions
pursanguineous exudate consists pus and blood and is often seen in a new wound that is infected
Created by: ReganEntler