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Enteral nutrition in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers in adult critical care patients.
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PMID:  25452406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Prevention and healing of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients can be especially challenging because of the patients' burden of illness and degree of physiological compromise. Providing adequate nutrition may help halt the development or worsening of pressure ulcers. Optimization of nutrition can be considered an essential ingredient in prevention and healing of pressure ulcers. Understanding malnutrition in critical care patients, the effect of nutrition on wound healing, and the application of evidence-based nutritional guidelines are important aspects for patients at high risk for pressure ulcers. Appropriate screenings for nutritional status and risk for pressure ulcers, early collaboration with a registered dietician, and administration of appropriate feeding formulations and micronutrient and macronutrient supplementation to promote wound healing are practical solutions to improve the nutritional status of critical care patients. Use of nutritional management and enteral feeding protocols may provide vital elements to augment nutrition and ultimately result in improved clinical outcomes.
Jill Cox; Louisa Rasmussen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care nurse     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1940-8250     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Nurse     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207799     Medline TA:  Crit Care Nurse     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-27     Citation Subset:  N    
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©2014 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
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