Articles

Nutrient recommendations for wound healing

Author

Scholl D, Langkamp-Henken B

Date

3/2001

Journal

J Intraven Nurs

Abstract

Current knowledge about nutritional therapy and wound healing in humans is presented in this review. Recommendations for vitamins A, C, and E, zinc, protein, arginine, and water, as well as their roles in wound healing, are discussed. Where available, scientific data supporting each recommendation are included, along with assessment methods. A brief overview of the wound healing process is presented.