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Practical issues in the management of highly exuding wounds

Irene Anderson, BSc Hons, DPSN, RN.Senior Lecturer, Tissue Viability, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, HertfordshireThe management of highly exuding wounds poses a considerable challenge. Manufacturers are responding to clinical need with a range of products that are effective, to varying degrees, as long as their limitations are recognised. It helps to consider the product being used in light of the exudate characteristics - volume, viscosity and direction of flow.

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