Appropriately Diagnosing Malnutrition to Improve Wound Healing

Diagnosing malnutrition wound care

by Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, FAPWCA, FAND, & Liz Friedrich, MPH, RDN, CSG, LDN, FAND Nutrition professionals now use an etiology-based definition of malnutrition rather than the standard concept of lab values. In order for proper diagnosis and coding, wound clinic providers must understand this new definition and the criteria required to meet the current definition of malnutrition. It’s

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