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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2015 Apr;28(4):175-88; quiz 189-90. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000461911.31139.62.

The role of nutrition for pressure ulcer management: national pressure ulcer advisory panel, European pressure ulcer advisory panel, and pan pacific pressure injury alliance white paper.

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Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, LD, CD, FAND • President • MEP Healthcare Dietary Services, Inc • Evansville, Indiana Merrilyn Banks, PhD • Director • Nutrition and Dietetics • Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital • Herston, Queensland, Australia Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND • President • Becky Dorner & Associates, Inc, and Nutrition Consulting Services, Inc • Naples, Florida Jos M. G. A. Schols, MD, PhD • Professor of Old Age Medicine • Department of Family Medicine and Department of Health Services Research • Maastricht University • Maastricht, the Netherlands.


Nutrition and hydration play an important role in preserving skin and tissue viability and in supporting tissue repair for pressure ulcer (PrU) healing. The majority of research investigating the relationship between nutrition and wounds focuses on PrUs. This white paper reviews the 2014 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance Nutrition Guidelines and discusses nutrition strategies for PrU management.

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