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Nutrition in Wound Healing

Resource to help raise awareness of the role of nutrition in wound healing


A nutrient is a chemical substance that affects metabolic processes in the body. Nutrients are essential for growth, reproduction and maintenance of good health (Anderson, Keith, Novak, and Elliot, 2002).

In order to promote good nutrition, the nurse must:

Select the subheadings to find out more about the major nutrients.

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