Exudate: Definition & Types


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A patient comes into the office for examination of his wound. He reports the area looks more red and feels warm to the touch. When you remove the bandage you notice a yellowish, opaque liquid in the wound bed. You also smell the scent of rotting fish. Which is the most accurate way to document your findings?

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1. Exudate can be defined as _____.

2. Which of the following descriptions most accurately describes sanguineous exudate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo looks at exudate and its various forms, allowing you to confirm your knowledge through examples and related terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo you'll encounter questions involving the following:

  • Documenting patient wounds
  • Describing fluid produced by healing wounds
  • Sanguineous exudate
  • The type of exudate thought normal when noted in a wound bed
  • The form of exudate that can result from aggressive bandage changes

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of exudate and the process of noting it by identifying the correct response to a specific example
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can pick out the best way to describe the fluid produced by a healing wound
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure you can differentiate between the kinds of exudate discussed by matching them to given descriptions

Additional Learning

To study exudate more in-depth, you can look over the corresponding lesson, Exudate: Definition & Types. This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the different forms of exudate
  • Know how to spot a well-healing wound by exudate
  • Understand the danger signs exudate can provide of a poorly healing wound