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Nutritional Assessment

Do You Know the Six Pillars of Chronic Wound Care?

April 29, 2022
After attending the Spring Symposium for Advanced Wound Care and hearing many great lectures, I got to thinking, “What are the pillars of chronic wound care?” We have all heard of the concept “look at...

Malnutrition and Pressure Injuries

January 4, 2018
by Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND Editor's note:This blog post is part of the WoundSource Trending Topics series, bringing you insight into the latest clinical issues and advancement in wound man...

16 New Year's Resolutions for the Wound Care Community

January 14, 2014
By Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND As we watched the bright colored ball drop at midnight in Times Square and listened to John Lennon's classic song, "Imagine", we closed out the past year ...

30 Essential Questions to Ask When Assessing a Patient with a Wound

December 5, 2014
By the WoundSource Editors A myriad of factors need to be addressed when evaluating a patient with a wound. A thorough patient history, including previous wounds, surgeries, hospitalizations, and ...

A Call to Action: Identifying Malnutrition in Patients with Wounds

September 21, 2013
By Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND In last month's blog, I discussed recent research and publication of the consensus statement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and the Am...

An Insider Look at the 2014 NPUAP Nutrition Recommendations

October 23, 2014
By Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND For the past two years I have been involved in the research and development of the second edition of the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clini...

Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea (AAD), C. Difficile, and Wound Healing

December 10, 2012
By Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND Microbiota are living organisms that coat the lining of the stomach, small intestine and the colon, which has the highest concentration. They serve as the ...

Are our Elderly Clients Malnourished or at Risk for Developing Malnutrition?

November 10, 2013
By Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND The past few months my blog has been devoted to illustrating the value of using an etiology-based approach to diagnosing adult malnutrition in clinical se...

Are We All Using the Same Parameters to Identify Malnutrition?

August 16, 2013
By Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND We have all heard the terms Marasmus and Kwashiorkor used to classify malnutrition that stems from the classic 1974 The Skeleton in the Closet article. Cur...

Avoiding Litigation Woes Involving Nutrition and Pressure Ulcers

November 15, 2012
By Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND Frequently I am asked to review medical records to determine if an individual’s pressure ulcers failed to heal because of inadequate or inappropriate nutri...
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