Nutrition to Optimize Wound Healing - CMEZ748

Nutrition to Optimize Wound Healing

by Mary Demarest Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN
(4.6 / 18 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Hippocrates observed that “healing is a matter of time, but sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” Are wound care clinicians missing a pivotal “opportunity” in the arena of wound care? In Western healthcare, we invest billions of dollars in medications and products to promote healing of wounds, yet many interventions generate suboptimal results. Nutrition, customized to the patient’s requirements, offers an opportunity not only to prevent wounds from developing but to optimize wound healing as well.


The goal of this continuing education program is to increase understanding of the trajectory of the undernutrition/malnutrition continuum and the impact of inflammatory stress on the absorption and use of nutrients required for wound healing. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explore the undernutrition/malnutrition continuum
  • Examine the impact of inflammation on nutritional status and describe the role of nutrition in wound healing
  • Describe the role of interprofessional collaboration in meeting nutrient requirements to promote wound healing

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, nurses, and physicians.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 2/11/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/11/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/15/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Melissa M - Beaumont, TX  ·  Jun 30, 2019
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Erin C - Norfolk, VA  ·  Dec 12, 2018
very helpful, I thought prealbumin was more important, apparently it's not.
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William W - Oldsmar, FL  ·  Nov 27, 2018
good basic information
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Tara O - Tampa, FL  ·  May 25, 2018
It was very informative
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Denise M - ,  ·  Apr 03, 2018
This is very useful for my work
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50