Nutrients are essential to wound healing and patients in critical care are often at risk for lack of sufficient nutrients that may result in impaired healing. Understanding the role of the various nutrients in healing provides the basis for assessment and therapy. Use of a practical and consistent nutritional assessment technique is an important part of care for critically ill patients with wounds. The health care team must provide care based on current knowledge of the effects of nutrition on wound healing and work collaboratively in doing nutritional assessment and providing nutritional support to optimize wound healing outcomes
Wound Care| November 01 1990
Nutrition: A Critical Component of Wound Healing
Nancy A. Stotts, RN, EdD;
From the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, and the United States Army Nurse Corps, Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Reprint requests to Nancy A. Stotts, RN, EdD, Department of Physiological Nursing, Box 06l0, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1990) 1 (3): 585–592.
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Nancy A. Stotts, Donna F. Washington; Nutrition: A Critical Component of Wound Healing. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 1990; 1 (3): 585–592. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1990-3014
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