Nutrition Care for Pressure Injuries: Guidelines to Optimize Outcomes

Program Date: 30 July 2020
Publication Date: 30 July 2020

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll identify the role of nutrition in wound healing; discuss key nutrition-related care updates from the 2019 Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guidelines; and determine best practices for implementation of the new guidelines. Originally presented as a live webinar on July 30, 2020.

Course Objectives:

•Demonstrate the role of nutrition in wound healing and nutrition care strategies to enhance recovery in patients with pressure injuries.
•Discuss key nutrition-related care updates from the 2019 Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/ Injuries: Clinical Practice Guidelines.
•Determine best practices for implementation of the new guidelines to provide optimal nutrition care in clinical practice.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.7, 6.2.3, 8.1.5, 8.3.1
  • Run Time: 47

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN

President, CASE Software and Books
Greensboro, NC, USA
Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN, is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant to health care providers. She received her PhD in human nutrition from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Her professional career has included clinical practice, university teaching, and business consulting. She is president of CASE Software & Books, a professional and educational resource company. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and served on the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Work Groups on wound care and hydration. In 2018 she received the Academy’s Excellence in Practice Award for Consultation and Business Practice. She is currently the Immediate Past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and serves as one of the NPUAP representatives on the International Clinical Practice Guidelines Governance Group.
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Joyce Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN, FAAN

Associate Professor
Community & Mental Health Nursing
University of Alabama
Mobile, AL, USA
Dr Joyce Pittman has over 40 years in clinical practice including 20+ years as a certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) nurse and 17 years as a Nurse Practitioner. Currently, Dr Pittman is Associate Professor at University of South Alabama with a focus on research regarding ostomy conditions and QOL, pressure injury prevention, and building collaboration between academic and healthcare clinical settings. Until 2019, Dr Pittman supported the work of the WOC team at Indiana University Health-Academic Health Center and Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, IN. Dr Pittman is past Deputy Editor for the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing and is current Vice President on the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and member of the Guideline Governance Group for the Prevention & Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline. She has authored numerous journal articles, WOCN Core Curriculum chapters, is a national speaker regarding WOC conditions and issues, and is a consultant regarding complex wound and ostomy management. Dr Pittman’s practice and research is focused on improving the quality of life of those individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence conditions.

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