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Closing the gap between the evidence and clinical practice — a consensus report on exudate management

Caroline Dowsett, Karl-Christian Mu?nter, Kimberley Bain, Mark Bain
27 September 2020

Chronic wound care is a topic of great importance for both healthcare systems and patients (Dowsett et al, 2015; Guest et al, 2015). A group of researchers undertook a modified Delphi process to build a consensus among 85 international wound care specialists on how to assess and treat chronic wounds, including how to translate evidence on exudate management into clinical practice. Consensus was reached on the importance of effective exudate management, how and when to assess exudate and the warning signs for when a patient should be referred to a wound care specialist.

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