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Authors

  1. Posthauer, Mary Ellen RD, CD, LD
  2. Dorner, Becky RD, LD
  3. Collins, Nancy PhD, RD, LD/N, FAPWCA

Abstract

PURPOSE: To enhance the clinician's competence in using nutrition as an integral part of wound healing.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

 

OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:

 

1. Analyze the effects of specific nutritional deficiencies and patient parameters on wound healing capabilities.

 

2. Accurately interpret laboratory values related to nutritional status.

 

3. Apply evidence-based nutrition guidelines for improved wound healing.