Inadequate Nutrition and Wound Healing


by Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND Energy Requirements for Wound Healing          While indirect calorimetry is the most accurate method for determining energy needs and what constitutes adequate nutritional intake for an individual with wounds, it is not widely available in most health care organizations. Registered dietitians often use predictive equations such as the Mifflin-St.

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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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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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