Nutrition Strategies for Pressure Injury Management: Implementing the 2019 International Clinical Practice Guideline

Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2022 Jun; 37(3):567-582. doi: 10.1002/ncp.10762. Epub 2021 Aug 31.
Munoz, N., & Posthauer, M. E.


Nutrition is an important component in the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries (PIs). The skin is the largest organ of the body, and macronutrients and micronutrients in specific amounts are required to maintain and repair body tissues. The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline includes nutrition recommendations for PI management. This manuscript identifies the key nutrients required for wound healing, reviews the evidence in the 2019 nutrition recommendations, and translates the recommendations provided into key points to be incorporated into policy and practice that impact patient outcomes.

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DGEM German Society for Nutritional Medicine (German Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährungsmedizin)
GESKES  Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (German Gesellschaft für klinische Ernährung der Schweiz) 
ESPEN European Society of Clinicl Nutrition and Metabolism