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Even thought I'm on vacation from "work", I can't kick the blogging habit so I thought I'd continue posting during these next two weeks, although with minimal commentary (to take a bit of break from editing my verbiage).
Today I'm sharing selected Nutrition and Wound Healing resources I found by doing a basic Google Search and stumbling upon the Canadian Association of Wound Care Canada web site. The first set of articles are from Wound Care Canada :
- Nutrition and Wound Care: The Importance of Investigating the Presence of Hyperglycemia in Individuals with Wounds (PDF)
- Foods First: Nutrition, Pressure Ulcer Management and Skin Health (PDF)
- Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Update 2006 (PDF) -- See Recommendation 3, page 6, "maximize nutritional status."
- Nutrition and Wound-care Management/Prevention • Article (PDF) • Table: Factors to Consider When your Patient is Not Eating (HTML)
Dietitians working in acute care surgical areas or with pressure ulcer management probably will know much of the information or have their own resources. I found both familiar and new information in the articles, and they'll help me speak the same language as the wound care nurses with whom I occasionally collaborate.
I'll share other useful finds from my Google search in a subsequent post.