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Ten top tips: nutrition and wound healing

Liz Friedrich
2 March 2022

It goes without saying that nutrition plays an important role in the treatment of pressure injuries. Both macronutrients (protein, calories and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), as well as fluid, are needed for repair of body tissues for patients with pressure injuries, surgical wounds and other forms of skin breakdown. According to Munoz et al (2020), a decreased intake of food and fluids and/or weight loss are associated with the development of pressure injuries and with difficulty with wound healing.

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