Exudate Management Made Easy

Exudate production by open wounds is essential for moist wound healing. However, when wounds produce insufficient or too much exudate, and/or the composition of the exudate is harmful, a wide range of problems can occur that ultimately delay healing, distress patients and consume considerable healthcare resources. This document builds on the principles presented in the document Wound exudate and the role of dressings1, and focuses on how a rigorous approach to exudate management can improve patient quality of life, promote healing and enhance healthcare effectiveness.

Authors

  • Marco Romanelli

    Consultant Dermatologist, Wound Research Unit, Department of Dermatology, University of Pisa, Italy

  • Dot Weir

    Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse and Certified Wound Specialist, Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA