Effectively managing wound exudate

Chamanga, Edwin (2015) Effectively managing wound exudate. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20(S9), S8-S10. ISSN (print) 1462-4753

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Abstract

The management of wound exudate remains a clinical challenge despite technological advances in products with better exudate-handling capacities. This clinical challenge is occasionally encountered when thick exudate (viscous exudate) is present, and when most modern dressings do not possess the capabilities to manage the viscosity while enabling exudate absorption. Maceration to the peri-wound area poses another challenge, irrespective of the number of topical barrier application products on the market and the innovation of dressing products that lock exudate away or those that encourage vertical wicking. In addition to all the above, in clinical practice, the assessment and documentation of wound exudate remains sporadic, leading to the challenges of effective wound exudate dressing selection and cost-effective dressings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cost-Effectiveness; Exudates; Patient Care; Superabsorbent; Wound Dressing
Research Area: Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (until 2017)
Depositing User: Edwin Chamanga
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 12:29
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 12:30
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/39440

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