Skin and Wound: Nutrition and Wound Healing
After completing this course, RNs, LPNs, RPNs, OTs, and PTs will be able to perform a nutritional screen, collaborate with RD and/or initiate appropriate referrals and support the client/patient/resident to follow the recommendations when admitted to a VIHA service for potential/actual wound care.
By the end of this course you will be able to identify:
- Tools to screen for malnutrition.
- Patients at risk for delayed healing due to nutritional deficiencies.
- Patients who would benefit from a referral to a Registered Dietitian
You will also be able to provide basic recommendations to patients with wounds.
RNs, LPNs, RPNs, OTs, and PTs
Prior to attending educational sessions, you must obtain approval from your manager or supervisor if attending on scheduled work time (or if you expect to be reimbursed if attending outside of work time). Download this form, have it signed and then keep it for your records. Thank-you.