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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...

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...

Do Mega Doses of Dietary Minerals Support Wound Healing?

December 2, 2015
By Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND Last month I discussed the value of consuming a "balanced diet" versus taking mega doses of vitamins for wound healing. This month the focus is on minerals...

Global Malnutrition Composite Score Addresses Gap in Care

July 1, 2021
Malnutrition is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, especially among older hospitalized adults, yet it often goes undiagnosed and therefore untreated. It has been established that malnourished...

How to Achieve Protein Goals for Vegetarians with Non-healing Wounds

May 2, 2014
By Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND Today an increasing number of individuals follow a vegetarian diet either by personal choice or for religious or cultural beliefs. Some research indicates...

Legal Perils and Pitfalls of Wound Care: Nutrition Assessment, Support, and Documentation, Part 3

September 24, 2020
By Heidi Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON "Defendants failed to provide adequate nutrition to prevent plaintiff from suffering severe malnutrition and weight loss. This allowed the development of a sev...

Nutrition and Wound Healing: An Introduction to Dietary Vitamin Sources

November 4, 2015
By Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND As we appreciate the glorious fall foliage, the crisp sunny days and marvel at the vibrant chrysanthemums in rich jewel tones, we also enjoy hearty meals a...
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