1. Munoz, Nancy DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND
  2. Posthauer, Mary Ellen RDN, LD, FAND

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Nutrition factors associated with the development of pressure injuries include unintended weight loss, undernutrition, increased nutrient needs, malnutrition, dehydration, low body mass index, inadequate food and fluid intake, and an inability to feed oneself.1 For individuals with compromised nutrition status, time is of the essence. Interprofessional teams must ensure efforts to identify the risk or presence of malnutrition and implement a timely, individualized plan of care. The Table identifies basic nutrition assessment parameters and interventions for adults.




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