How Nutrition Plays a Role in Wound Healing. Kelsey L. Puffe Concordia College, Moorhead, MN September 25, 2008. Objectives:. Be able to describe pressure ulcers Identify contributing factors to development of pressure ulcers Identify the different stages of pressure ulcers
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Kelsey L. Puffe
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
September 25, 2008
Skin Problems & Treatments Health Center: Pressure Ulcers (2007): 15 Sept. 2008 http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/pressure-sores
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- Increases nursing care time by 50%
- Prolonged hospitalizations
- 90% recurrence rate
- Higher hospital costs
- Costs increase as pressure ulcer stage advances
“Effective nutritional assessment and subsequent support are essential to the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.”Marti Andrews, PhD, RD
Bareuther, Carol M. Food to Help You Mend. Today's Diet &Nutrition (2007): 34-37.
Stage I- 1.0 g/kg
Stage II- 1.0-1.2 g/kg
Stage III- 1.25-1.5 g/kg
Stage IV- 1.5-2.0 g/kg
Kline, Dale A. Healing From the Inside Out. Today’s Dietitian (2008): 12-17.