Wound exudate and the role of dressings: a consensus document
This consensus document has been adopted by the World Union of Wound Healing Societies as an educational initiative and provides principles for best practice on exudate management and the role of dressings.
The document represents the consensus opinion of a group of international experts, who discussed the lack of evidence, expert guidance in the field and the technical complexity of dressings. This highlighted the need for a document with a practical focus that describes what exudate is, what it tells us and how to assess and manage exudate.
The content is aimed at all healthcare professionals involved in wound management, and is designed to be adaptable for local use in countries worldwide. Ultimately, it is anticipated that the recommendations will help to improve clinical outcomes, enhance patients' quality of life and aid resource allocation.
Supported by an educational grant from ConvaTec