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Burns: modified metabolism and the nuances of nutrition therapy

A total of 18 publications were examined, of which only nine met the inclusion criteria. The literature search was carried out by two authors, the first and last author. The years 2016–2018 were...

The role of macronutrients and micronutrients in wound healing: a narrative review

When an acute wound initially takes place, an efflux of lymphatic fluid and blood occurs, resulting in the first phase of the wound healing process: haemostasis. This phase, usually triggered within...

Use of multilayer silicone foam dressings as adjuvant therapy to prevent pressure injuries

This consensual expert opinion was drawn up using two methods: the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) and the Delphi process,17–19 and conducted according to a written protocol..

Antimicrobial stewardship strategies in wound care: evidence to support the use of dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC)-coated wound dressings

Medline, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Google Scholar were searched for relevant articles regarding the use of wound dressings and AMS in wound care, published between January 1970 and...

Legal liability for registered nurses in wound care: nutrition

In the US, litigation for wound care and pressure injury is on the rise.

Protein: A key nutrient to wound healing

Protein is made from amino acids, which can be made by the body or consumed through food.

Nutrition screening

Perform nutrition screening upon admission using the two validated nutritional screening options: Mini Nutritional Screening Form (MNA)1; Malnutrtion Screening Tool (MST).2.

Obtaining weights

Prior to weighing a patient, check the scales for accuracy. Take the patient to a private weighing area or take a bed scale to patient’s room..

Five rules for wound healing

Cells and enzymes function best at normal body temperature. A temperature drop (cooling) of 2° C is sufficient to affect the biological and healing process of a wound..

Top 12 must-have topical wound dressings

90% water in a gel base. Useful for adding moisture to the wound bed, softening/debriding necrotic tissue and for maintaining a moist wound bed..