Journal articlesThe importance of nutrition in wound healing

The importance of nutrition in wound healing

18/09/13 | Acute wounds, Complex wounds, Pressure Ulcers, Wellbeing and concordance | Claire Acton

The importance of nutrition in wound healingWound healing is a complex process that follows a progressive three-step sequence; the inflammatory phase, proliferative phase and remodelling phase. It is possible that all of these phases will be active in the same wound at the same time (Thomas and Bishop, 2007) and the duration of each stage will be influenced, among other factors, by the nutritional status of the individual. This article focuses on the role of nutrition, and the benefits of protein supplementation, in the management of chronic wounds, with a focus on pressure ulcers.