Pressure ulcer management: the importance of nutrition

Medsurg Nurs. 2000 Aug;9(4):163-75; quiz 176-7.


Nutrition plays an important role in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. Nutrition assessment techniques and nutritional interventions for patients at risk for developing a pressure ulcer or who currently have pressure ulcers are essential components of quality patient care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nutritional Requirements
  • Nutritional Status*
  • Nutritional Support / methods*
  • Nutritional Support / nursing
  • Pressure Ulcer / etiology*
  • Pressure Ulcer / nursing*
  • Pressure Ulcer / prevention & control
  • Risk Factors
  • Wound Healing