A delicate balance to keep the correct amount of fluid at the wound interface needs to be achieved.
This can be done by the use of modern dressing materials which either lock the exudate within the body of the dressing or allow the safe passage of exudate through the dressing by means of its MVTR (moisture vapour transmission rate).
For example, alginates are typically used for ulcers with heavy exudate, while transparent films are best geared toward wounds with little or no drainage.
So it’s important to know the various categories of wound drainage so you can discuss the proper wound healing plan with your clinician.
Sanguineous drainage is fresh blood that is prevalent among deep wounds of full and partial thickness.Selected references Bates-Jensen Wound Assessment Tool. .ucla.edu/centers/borun/modules/ Pressure_ulcer_prevention/pu Nancy Morgan, cofounder of the Wound Care Education Institute, combines her expertise as a Certified Wound Care Nurse with an extensive background in wound care education and program development as a nurse entrepreneur.Excessive wound fluid can inhibit wound healing and can lead to maceration of the peri-wound skin, further breakdown, and excoriation and skin sensitivities if inappropriately managed as it can be corrosive in nature. Wound Infection is caused by multiplying pathogenic bacteria which cause a reaction in the patient.The use of skin barrier preparations such as LBF should be considered to protect the delicate peri-wound area. Infection can be systemic, causing the patient to become ill or local, only affecting the wound bed and surrounding tissues.