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Wound Care

WC: Fluid Needs (2011)

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) and the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) recently published evidence-based guidelines.  Their methods met both Academy and AGREE (Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation) criteria. The Academy Wound Care Expert Workgroup decided to formulate nutrition practice questions that were not addressed by the NPUAP-EPUAP Nutrition Guidelines for pressure ulcers.

Fluid Needs and Wound Care

The Academy Wound Care Expert Workgroup concurs with the findings of the NPUAP-EPUAP guidelines relative to fluid needs and individuals with pressure ulcers.

Click here to view the NPUAP-EPUAP Recommendations

  • Assessment
    What are fluid needs to promote healing in non-obese and obese individuals with acute (surgical) wounds?