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Leaking wounds: how to manage exudate

Leaking wounds: how to manage exudate

Wound care

Una Adderley
Community Tissue Viability Nurse
Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale PCT

Exudate is the fluid that is produced by an open wound. If the wound is open and healing by secondary intention then exudate will leak from the surface of the wound. A small amount of exudate may also be leakage from wounds that are healing by primary intention, when the edges of the wound have been brought together with sutures or other materials, but where there is incomplete closure.

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