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Chronic Wound Care: Wound Exudate Assessment and Management

Chronic Wound Care - Wound Exudate Assessment and Management
 

Exudate production is a vital component of the healing process, but under certain circumstances it can impede healing. Managing wound exudate requires optimizing the wound healing environment, controlling moisture, and selecting the most effective treatment interventions, including appropriate dressings and securements.

This well-referenced white paper describes the categories of exudate and the function of exudate in normal and delayed wound healing. Wound assessment and best practice exudate management are also discussed, including strategies to reduce dressing changes.

For health care professionals who treat patients with chronic wounds, this guide will provide useful, evidence-based information on clinical wound management with a focus on exudate, including proper dressings and adhesives.

This white paper covers the following topics:

Exudate in wound healing
Types of exudate
Exudate assessment
Moisture control in the wound bed and periwound
Dressings in exudate management
Properties of Hy-Tape medical adhesive

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party.

Sponsored by Hy-Tape International

Exudate production is a vital component of the healing process, but under certain circumstances it can impede healing. Managing wound exudate requires optimizing the wound healing environment, controlling moisture, and selecting the most effective treatment interventions, including appropriate dressings and securements.

This well-referenced white paper describes the categories of exudate and the function of exudate in normal and delayed wound healing. Wound assessment and best practice exudate management are also discussed, including strategies to reduce dressing changes.

For health care professionals who treat patients with chronic wounds, this guide will provide useful, evidence-based information on clinical wound management with a focus on exudate, including proper dressings and adhesives.

This white paper covers the following topics:

Exudate in wound healing
Types of exudate
Exudate assessment
Moisture control in the wound bed and periwound
Dressings in exudate management
Properties of Hy-Tape medical adhesive

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party.

Sponsored by Hy-Tape International

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