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How Dietary Protein Intake Promotes Wound Healing
By Nancy Collins, PhD, RD, LD/N, FAPWCA, and Allison Schnitzer
Nutrition is a critical factor in the wound healing process, with adequate protein intake essential to the successful healing of a wound. Patients with both chronic and acute wounds, such as postsurgical wounds or pressure ulcers, require an increased amount of protein to ensure complete and timely healing of their wounds.