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Protein is a critical component to the wound healing process. Wound healing creates a hypermetabolic state where nutritional needs are increased above that required for daily activities.1 Proteins are not only used to build new tissue,…


Malnutrition and/or nutrient deficiencies can impair collagen synthesis, prolong inflammation, decrease phagocytosis to cause dysfunction of B and T cells, and ___________.

A. Decrease the mechanical strength of the skin

B. Increase the mechanical strength of the skin

C. Speed up wound healing

D. None of the above



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Patients may wish there was a magic food or supplement that would heal their wound, but as we know, there is none. In my presentation at SAWC Fall Virtual, I discuss…
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Wound clinicians treating pressure injuries now have new guidance with the release of a Clinical Practice Guideline by the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. This…
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All of the latest technology is not going to help your patients if their malnourishment is not addressed. This author’s hospital found success with pressure injuries by…
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Nutrition plays a vital role in wound healing. As such, optimal wound healing requires for patients to have adequate nutritional status. These authors review nutrition…
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