Multidisciplinary Approach to Nutrition and Wound Healing
Join a registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified wound care nurse as they discuss an evidence-based nutrition approach to wound healing in the hospital setting. The session will include review of common types of wounds among hospitalized patients, the roles of team members in managing wounds, and discussion specific to the current evidence regarding macronutrients and micronutrients for wound healing (protein, fluid, calories, zinc, vitamin C, and amino acids). Nutrition claims for wound healing that are not supported by the evidence will also be addressed.
- Describe the role of registered dietitians/nutritionist and wound ostomy nurses in management and coordination of wound healing.
- Describe the etiology and characteristics of select types of wounds:
b. Pressure Injury
c. Venous Ulcers
- Apply evidence based nutrition practices to facilitate wound healing.
- 2.2.1 Identifies the need for and negotiates
common ground with customers, interprofessional
team members and other stakeholders.
- 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based
research and literature in decision making.
- 8.3.1 Maintains the knowledge and skill to manage
a variety of disease states and clinical conditions.
Britta Brown, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Susan Stankorb, DCN,RD,LD
Chief Business Operations Nutrition Care Division
Tripler Army Medical Center
Sunniva Zaratkiewicz, PhD, RN, CWCN
Harborview Medical Center