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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2010 Dec;23(12):560-72; quiz 573-4. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000391185.81963.e5.

Nutrition: a critical component of wound healing.

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MEP Healthcare Dietary Services, Inc, Evansville, Indiana, USA.

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.

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