Jun 22 2016
Nutrition Plays a Role in Wound Healing

By: Kelly Eells, APNP, BC, CWON Category Community Health


We have all had a wound—a cut, scratch or scrape that breaks the skin. For most people, wounds heal quickly when kept clean and free of infection, while other types of wounds are more serious and often require medical intervention. These can include decubitus ulcers, also known as pressure sores or bed sores, which develop when you stay in one position for too long. Pressure sores usually form where your bones are close to skin, such as your back, buttocks, ankles, elbows, heels and hips.

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