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  1. Posthauer, Mary Ellen RD, CD, LD


PURPOSE: To provide the physician and registered professional nurse with an understanding of how nutrition impacts wound healing.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in learning more about the role nutrition plays in wound healing and how to supplement a patient's diet according to individual needs.


OBJECTIVES: After reading the article and taking the test, the participant should be able to:


1. Determine a patient's daily caloric requirements.


2. Identify signs of dehydration and malnutrition.


3. Understand the role specific vitamins and minerals play in the wound healing process.