Eat well, drink well and keep the skin well: Key nutrition and hydration messages to prevent pressure ulcers and promote wound healing

NHS Improvement, January 2018

Nutrition and hydration play a key role in keeping the skin healthy. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence recognises deficiencies in diet as a risk for developing pressure ulcers and international guidance recommends using a nutritional screening tool to assess risk of malnutrition and other risk factors. Evidence and recommendations for assessment and action when assessing an individual’s risk of developing a pressure ulcer.

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Five top tips to prevent pressure ulcers

NHS Improvement, January 2018

Malnutrition and dehydration are risk factors for the development of pressure ulcers  this paper takes the advice of some dietitians and nutrition specialist nurses to identify their five top tips for eating well and drinking well to keep skin well.

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