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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Developing a Nutrition Support Team

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How to Build a Multidisciplinary Nutrition Support Team By Karrie Derenski & Merry Daniel          The provision of adequate, patient-specific nutrition during hospitalization has been shown to have a significant effect on morbidity and mortality, length of stay (LOS), and costs of care for at-risk and malnourished patients. This is particularly relevant considering that the prevalence of

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