Wound Care (WC) (2011-2012)

Wound Care (WC) (2011-2012)

Welcome to the Wound Care Systemmatic Review. The expert workgroup was assigned the responsibility of researching evidence-based information to support guidelines for medical nutrition therapy for individuals with wounds. To learn more about the workgroup's thought process, please read the Introduction.

The systematic review was published in 2011-2012.  Highlights of this project include five (5) sub-topic areas of:
  • Energy needs
  • Fluid Needs
  • Inflammation
  • Protein
  • Micronutrients
Use the links on the left to access the review content. Expand the section below for a listing of individuals who contributed to the development of this project, disclosures and funding of this project.  .

 The 2012 EAL Wound Care expert workgroup developed questions for systematic  reviews to build upon the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and European  Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP-EPUAP) Prevention and treatment of  pressure ulcers: clinical practice guideline (2009).

 In 2014, NPUAP-EPUAP updated teh 2009 pressure ulcer clinical practice  guideline. The methodology used by this organization was approved by the  Academy's Evidence-based Practice Committee. The NPUAP-EPUAP guideline  has also been accepted by, and published on, the National Guideline  Clearninghouse (NGC) which requires alignment with the National Academies of  Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (previously know as IOM).

 To learn more about the NPUAP-EPUAP Guideline, visit NPUAP-EPUAP.
 To view the recommendation, visit NGC

 updated July 2017

  • Project Team and Disclosures
    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to this project:

    Workgroup Members
    • Becky Dorner, RD, LD, Chair
    • Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RD, LDN
    • Nancy Collins, PhD, RD, LDN, FAPWCA
    • Mary Ellen Posthauer, RD, CD, LD
    • Mary Litchford, PhD, RD, LDN
    • Evelyn Phillips, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
    • Young Hee Kim, MS, RD, LDN, CNSD
    Project Manager
    • Marla Richards, MS, RD, LDN
    Lead Analyst
    • Patti Landers, PhD, RD, LD
    Academy Staff
    • Deborah Cummins, PhD
    Financial Contributor
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.
    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts.