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Nutritional Support for Wound Healing is a Course

Nutritional Support for Wound Healing

1.5 credits

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Course Description:

In this course, we'll cover the important ways that nutritional support influences wound healing. We will begin by identifying the nutrients that are critical for wound healing and identifying the available levels of those nutrients in recovering patients. We will also look at the various tools we have available to assess the nutrition status of patients and how to conduct, evaluate and use the data from those assessments to determine the optimal nutritional requirements for positive patient outcomes. 

This course has been created by Emory’s Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education Center (WOCNEC). Accredited since 1976, Emory WOCNEC provides nursing education related to acute and chronic wounds, fecal and urinary diversions, and fecal and urinary incontinence.

Target Audience:
All RN's interested in understanding more about nutritional support for wound healing.


  1. Identify nutrients that are critical to the wound healing process
  2. Given a patient’s present and usual weight: compare his/her present weight to usual weight in terms of percentage and determine significance. Additionally, calculate caloric, protein, and fluid requirements to support healing.
  3. Identify at least one valid tool for assessment of nutritional status
  4. Identify anthropometric, clinical, and laboratory indicators of compromised nutritional status
  5. Perform basic assessment of nutritional status and nutrient needs utilizing clinical data, available lab data, and clinical findings
  6. Utilize assessment findings and knowledge of nutrient needs to construct an individualized plan for nutritional support or referral
  7. Identify common causes of diarrhea in the tube-fed patient and implications for prevention/management
  8. Describe current medications and guidelines for micro-nutrient, glutamine, and l-arginine supplementation

Contact Hours:

Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded 1.5 contact hours by ENPDC.

Participants in this course will also earn a digital badge that can be used on their social media channels.

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