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Current options for managing the problem of excess wound exudate

Julie Vuolo, BA (Health Care Studies), RN, DipHE (Tissue Viability).Lecturer, University of HertfordshireExudate is a fluid produced as part of the normal wound-healing process, and is essentially blood from which the platelets and red cells have been filtered out (Thomas, 1997a). It leaks from capillaries in the tissues surrounding a wound as a consequence of increased capillary permeability.

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