Assess Wound drainage
always remember to look at old dressing
Odor: foul/strong odor = infection. Various bacteria will have a distinct smell.
Amount : Scant, Small, Moderate, Large, Copious (also relates to size of wound)
Types : Serous (clear, watery plasma) Sanguineous (blood; bright =fresh bleeding, dark = older bleeding), Purulent (thick, contains pus, green, yellow, brown,
Combos: serousanguineous, sanguipurulent, seropurulent
Consistency: thick, watery….