Nutrition Therapy Strategies for Wound Healing

Nutrition Therapy Strategies for Wound Healing

Please address each of the below topics/questions relating to wound healing:

  • How do pressure ulcers form? What are the main risk factors that lead to developing decubitus ulcers (pressure ulcers or bed sores)?
  • Identify and describe preventative measures that can (or may) reduce the risk of developing a decubitus ulcer (pressure ulcer, bed sore). Answers may include nursing care protocols, specialty medical equipment, general and advanced  nutrition recommendations/therapies.
  • What roles do protein, zinc, vitamin C, and any other micronutrients play in the promotion of wound healing?
  • Identify several oral nutrition supplements (ex: protein drinks) and enteral (tube feeding) formulas that can help a person meet the increased protein and micronutrient needs associated with wound healing.

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