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Interactive "Wound Exudate" Demo Module.

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Welcome to Microworld of Wound Care's Interactive "Wound Exudate" Demo Module.

During the animation demo you will be presented with options to learn more about certain aspects of wound exudate.

To help you navigate these options, please find below a key explaining each action.

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Exudate

EXUDATE

Exudate is the fluid produced by a wound upon injury and plays a key role in the normal wound healing process. It brings white blood cells, inflammatory mediators, nutrients and oxygen to the wound, to help eradicate debris and micro organisms, and to start the healing process. As wound healing progresses, the volume of exudate produced diminishes.

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An introduction to Exudate

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Red Blood Cells

Platelets

CLOTTING AGENTS

Red Blood Cells

Red blood cells, also known as erythrocytes, are a key component of blood. They contain haemoglobin which give them their colour and helps them to transport oxygen around the body.

Platelets

Platelets, also known as thrombocytes, are a key component of blood. They aggregate or clump together at the site of injury to prevent blood loss. They also release substances that promote tissue repair and influence processes such as angiogenesis, inflammation and the immune response.

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Glucose

NUTRIENTS

Glucose

Glucose is a simple carbohydrate or monosaccharide that is the main source of energy for all cellular processes in the body.

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Growth Factors

GROWTH FACTORS

A growth factor is a naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, healing, and cellular differentiation. Growth factors are important for regulating a variety of cellular processes. Growth factors typically act as signalling molecules between cells.

QUESTION

  • Which of the following statements about growth factors is true?
  • Please select an answer from above

Answer

b. They attract white blood cells to the site of injury

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Macrophage

Neutrophil

Lymphocyte

WHITE BLOOD CELLS

Neutrophil

Neutrophils make up the bulk of white blood cells that help your body to fight infection. They are the first circulating inflammatory cell to move to the site of a wound, which is consistent with their primary role in defending against infection. Neutrophils produce antimicrobial substances and proteases that help kill and degrade potential pathogens, but they also generate multiple cytokines and growth factors allows them to do more than simply minimize the risk of infection.

Macrophage

Macrophages are specialised white blood cells involved in the detection, phagocytosis and destruction of bacteria and other harmful micro organisms. In addition, they can also present antigens to T cells and initiate inflammation by releasing molecules (known as cytokines) that activate other cells.

Lymphocyte

Lymphocytes are white blood cells that are a key component of our immune systems. They recognize antigens, produce antibodies, and destroy cells that could cause damage.

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Protease Enzymes

Protease Enzyme Inhibitor

PROTEASE ENZYMES and PROTEASE ENZYME INHIBITOR

Protease Enzymes

Protease enzymes are a family of proteins that degrade necrotic debris derived from cell breakdown and regulate cell maturation and multiplication and collagen synthesis and turnover as a part of normal wound healing.

Protease Enzyme Inhibitor

Protease enzyme inhibitor controls the protease enzymes, switching them on when needed, and off when their job is done

QUESTION

  • Which of the following is a key role of protease enzymes in normal wound healing?
  • Please select an answer from above

Answer

a. Breaking down necrotic tissue and debris in the wound

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