Clone of Week 4 | Wound Healing: The Role of Nutrition (15171-SP)

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Content Outline

Part 1

  • Comprehensive nutritional assessment
    • Medical history
    • Patient interview
    • Focused physical exam
    • Biochemical assessment
      • Albumin
      • Transferin
      • Transthyretin/prealbumin
      • Retinol binding protein
      • Causes for decreased visceral proteins
  • Relationship of nutrition and wound healing
    • Carbohydrates
    • Fats
    • Protein
      • Arginine
    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin A
    • Minerals
      • Zinc
      • Iron
  • Metabolic impact of wounds
    • Kcalorie requirements
    • Protein requirements
    • Fluid needs
    • Vitamin and mineral needs

Part 2

  • Risk Factors for healing
    • Impact of diabetes
    • Advanced age
    • Polypharmacy
    • Malnutrition
    • Weight loss
  • Nutrition risk factors for pressure ulcers
    • Physiologic and biochemical impact of malnutrition
  • Research in nutrition and wound healing
    • Studies
      • Open Ulcers
      • Weight restoration
      • Protein supplements
  • Nutritional support to enhance healing
    • Assess adequacy of intake
    • If suboptimal intake
      • Supplements
      • Tube feeding
        • Positives
        • Concerns
        • PEG tubes
          • Advantages
          • Disadvantages
      • Parenteral nutrition
      • Multivitamin therapy
        • Vitamin C
        • Zinc
        • Fatty acids
        • Vitamin A
    • Reassess effectives of plan

 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course work the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the components of a comprehensive nutritional assessment.
  2. Describe the role of nutrition and nutrition supplementation in wound healing.
  3. Develop a plan for nutrition support to enhance wound healing.

 

Additional Information

Format: 
Video
Course summary
Available: 
06/19/2015
Expires: 
08/05/2016

Megan Nordlund, MS, RD
Dietitian, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

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