Assessing Malnutrition in Wound Healing

Wound Assessment

Overview Nutritional deficiency is the term used when the reserves of nutrients stored in the body are insufficient to support healthy cellular function. A wound acts as a parasite on the body, requiring nutrients to be redirected from their normal functions to use in the various stages of the healing process. However, when the individual is malnourished, any trauma may

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Healing Chronic Wounds With Protein

Chronic Wounds

Wound Healing Consists of Four Interconnected Steps by Mark H. DeLegge, MD      The wound healing process consists of 4 interconnected steps; hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and tissue remodeling. Wounds that fail to properly progress through these steps result in delayed wound healing or the formation of chronic wounds. These chronic wounds are often stuck in a “state of inflammation.”

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Prealbumin Testing for Malnutrition Detection

Identifying Malnutrition in Time to Make a Difference by Cindy Mulder MS, MSN, RNC, CNP APPROXIMATELY 30% TO 60% of hospitalized patients have protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM)—a condition that increases the time needed to recover from injuries, raises the number of complications, and lengthens hospital stay. But early detection of nutritional deficiencies can improve patient outcomes and decrease healthcare costs. The Prealbumin Advantage

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