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Wound Drainage

Chapter 10 MOS Chelsie Brandyberry

exudate material, such as fluid and cells, that has escaped from from blood vessels during the inflammatory process. Drainage
serous exudate consists chiefly of serum. It is clear and watery.
sanguineous exudate red and consists of red blood cells. Results when capillaries are damaged, allowing the escape of red blood cells, and is frequently seen in open wounds.
purulent exudate contains pus, which consists of leukocytes, dead liquefied tissue debris, and dead and living bacteria. Usually thick and has an unpleasant odor.
suppuration 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