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Nutritional Management

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...

"What Did I Get Myself Into?" – Reflections of a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse

April 22, 2014
By Janis E. Harrison, RN, BSN, CWOCN, CFCN My Path to Becoming a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse "What did I get myself into?" There were several times over the first 10 years of my 20 year mar...

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 ...

3 Micronutrients to Help with Wound Healing

January 21, 2021
By Lauren Lazarevski, RN, BSN, CWOCN Could metallic micronutrients be the missing link for your patient with a chronic wound? When we consider the nutrition required to optimize wound healing, prot...

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...

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...

Can Cachexia Lead to an Unavoidable Pressure Ulcer?

September 19, 2014
B Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND Last month, I discussed the results of the NPUAP's 2014 "Unavoidable Pressure Injury: State of the Science and Consensus Outcomes" conference and their goal...

Clinical Pathways for Management of Venous Leg Ulcers

January 24, 2020
Venous ulcers are known to be complex and costly. There is an array of evidence-based treatment options available to help formulate a comprehensive treatment plan toward wound closure. Health care pro...
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