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Wound Care Terminology

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always included in wound assessment documentation
location, color, drainage, temperature, pain
approximated
wound edges brought close together
exudate
Fluid that accumulates in a wound
serous
clear to slight tint of clear yellow
sanguineous
bloody
serousanguineous
light pink or light red, combination of clear serous and bloody sanguineous
purulent
creamy yellow, tan, brown, green, greenish-blue, may be thick, with or without odor
dehiscence
total or partial separation of incision edges
evisceration
emergency where abdominal pleura opens and abdominal organs protrude onto abd. wall
primary intention
primary union of edges of wound progression to complete scar formation
secondary intention
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
tertiary intention
wound healing that occurs when surgical wounds intentionally left open 3-5 days to allow edema or infection to diminish before closing surgically