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Wound Care Terminology
always included in wound assessment documentation
location, color, drainage, temperature, pain
wound edges brought close together
Fluid that accumulates in a wound
clear to slight tint of clear yellow
light pink or light red, combination of clear serous and bloody sanguineous
creamy yellow, tan, brown, green, greenish-blue, may be thick, with or without odor
total or partial separation of incision edges
emergency where abdominal pleura opens and abdominal organs protrude onto abd. wall
primary union of edges of wound progression to complete scar formation
wound healing where separated granulation tissue develops to fill in opening and epithelial tissue grows over granulation tissue filling in wound-- very pink and wide scar
wound healing that occurs when surgical wounds intentionally left open 3-5 days to allow edema or infection to diminish before closing surgically