Nutrition in Wound Care: Essential Aspects to Improve Patient Outcomes

Program Date: 20 May 2021
Publication Date: 12 August 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0

Course Description:

In this UK hosted course, you’ll describe the impact of poor nutrition on wound healing; recognise the importance of early detection of poor nutrition for wound healing; and identify strategies to improve nutrition in the patient with a wound. Originally presented as a live webinar on May 20, 2021.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of poor nutrition on wound healing.
  • Recognise the importance of early detection of poor nutrition on wound healing.
  • Identify strategies to improve nutrition in the patient with a wound.
  • Run Time: 42

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Liz Anderson, RN, BA (Hons), PGCert Nutrition in Nursing

Lead Nurse for Nutrition
Buckinghamshire, Healthcare, NHS Trust
Buckinghamshire, UK
Liz Anderson’s role is to ensure that patients in her organisation have the correct nutrition via the correct route, safely and to meet their individual needs. This involves both clinical and educational work as well as developing policies and guidelines. She works with all members of the multidisciplinary team in promoting excellence and safety in nutritional care. Liz is passionate about good nutritional care for all patients. She sits on the Executive Committee of BAPEN (British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition). She is a member of the Consensus Panel for the Malnutrition Pathway as well as a Member of the Expert Panel for the newly formed Community of Practice Forum for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
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Rebecca Stevenson, MSc, RD

Medical Director, UK
Abbott Nutrition International
Maidenhead, UK
Rebecca Stevenson has served as the Medical Director of Abbott Nutrition UK since 2016. She has an extensive background in clinical nutrition working as a Paediatric Dietitian specializing in liver, gastroenterology, neonatology, allergy, and general paediatrics at Kings College Hospital trust, Royal London Hospital, UCLH. Additionally, she has worked as a Paediatric and Sports Nutrition Dietitian in her own consultant business for several years prior to joining Abbott. She is a member of the British Dietetic Association and served on the research committee for 3 years. Volunteer experience includes serving as a volunteer mentor for Chiva Africa as a member of the interdisciplinary team in Zwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa for HIV anti-retroviral roll out education.
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