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The importance of nutrition in wound healing Nursing

  title={The importance of nutrition in wound healing Nursing},
  author={G. Casey},
OCTOBER 7/VOLUME 13/NUMBER 3/1998 NURSING STANDARD 51 A person’s nutritional requirements increase following trauma or surgery, and in the presence of a chronic wound. If the increased demand for nutrients is not met, this can have a significant impact on wound healing, but it is nevertheless a factor that is often overlooked by health professionals in their patient assessments. Metabolic demand rises in the presence of a wound because the cell activity in the region is greatly increased. The… 

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