Wounds International has announced the launch of the latest
World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) consensus document for the
effective assessment and management of wound exudate.
Exudate plays a key role in wound healing. However, exudate
can delay healing when in the wrong amount, in the wrong place, or of the wrong
composition. Effective assessment and management of exudate is therefore key to
ensuring timely wound healing without complications.
Since the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS)
last issued guidance on exudate management in 2007, understanding of exudate
and healing has moved on. In addition, some new treatments have become
available and the roles of others have developed. Recognition for the need for
more up-to-date guidance resulted in this consensus document, Wounds
International says in a statement.
The process of developing the document started with a
meeting of an international group of experts in June 2018 and was followed by
extensive review by the Core Expert Working Group and a Review Panel. This new
consensus document provides clear, practical guidance that will help clinicians
to effectively assess and manage exudate to prevent exudate-related
complications and to improve outcomes for patients.
The Consensus Document is available on: https://www.woundsinternational.com/resources/details/wuwhs-consensus-document-wound-exudate-effective-assessment-and-management