What are the goals of nutritional support in patients with pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Implementation of more invasive methods of nutrient delivery becomes an ethical issue and must be weighed against the complications of such delivery. Goals of nutritional support should include adequate protein intake and the establishment of a positive nitrogen balance, with 1.0-2.0 g/kg/day being recommended for patients with pressure injuries.


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