Nutrition Videos

Mary Litchford

Nutrition & Pressure Injuries: Putting the New Guidelines Into Practice

Summary

The latest Clinical Practice Guidelines on pressure injury (Stage 2 or greater) suggest providing malnourished and at risk patients with increased amounts of calories, protein, L-arginine, zinc and other antioxidants provided by diet and oral nutritional supplements or enteral formulas. Dr. Litchford reviews these recommendations from the perspective of the supporting evidence and the healing process for partial and full thickness wounds. A case study is also presented to reinforce the importance of nutritional assessment and show practical implementation of guideline recommendations.

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