Wound healing is the process of replacing injured tissue with a new tissue produced by the body. It demands increased consumption of energy and nutrients. When the body sustains a wound, it releases stress hormones and metabolism changes, which involve protein-energy malnutrition.
Nutrition plays an integral role in wound healing and care, which is an elemental part of wound care and control. Poor nutrition and uncontrolled diabetes before or during the healing process can delay healing and impair strength. It makes the wound more prone to break down.
Clients who are undernourished-rationale: nutrition plays an important role in wound healing. because vitamins and protein are essential for wound healing, a malnourished client is at increased risk for developing a wound infection. frequent pain medication allows the client to be more comfortable, and may enable him to move about more easily. ambulation improves circulation and thus promotes better healing. a client who is 15 lb overweight isnt at increased risk for developing a wound infection.client needs category: health promotion and maintenanceclient needs subcategory: nonecognitive level: applicationreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 1013.