Wound Care

Healing from the inside

Malnourished patients are at increased risk of impaired skin integrity and slow to heal wounds.1

Nutrition is key to the preventing of chronic wounds and delayed wound healing.2

Optimising Nutrition is an important element of Best Practice in wound management.3

High protein oral nutritional supplement (ONS) can reduce the risk of pressure ulcers by 25%.3

Adequate protein intake is essential to promote tissue repair and counteract increased protein losses through wound exudate.4

 

 

 

References:

1. Johnston E.,Wound Essentials 2007 2:10:21

2.McDermott-Scales L et al., J Wound Care 2009 Oct;18 (10):405-417

3.Stratton et al., Enteral nutritional support in prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis 2005 Aug;4(3):422-50

4. Gray D et al,.Journal of Wound Care 2001 March;10 (3) 86.

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