Harmony Healthcare Blog

The Critical Role of Nutrition in Wound Healing

Posted by The Harmony Team on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

It's Not Just about Protein and Calories:

There are several items to consider when developing a nutritional program to promote wound healing.  Dieticians in the industry may be familiar with the acronym PEARLS.  We encourange you to use the following information to assist your facility in addressing nutritional needs for patients with wounds.

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Topics: wound care, wound, nutrition

Wound Care in the Skilled Nursing Facility: The Latest “Buzz”

Posted by The Harmony Team on Fri, Jan 09, 2015

The world of wound care and clinically appropriate practices and documentation has been one area of health care that is ever evolving with the times. With heightened focus on the prevention, development and treatment of ulcers of any type, it is more important than ever that facilities remain aware of the latest acceptable practices and news. Several areas of focus in wound care have been reviewed and updated over the past year. 

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Topics: wound care, Pressure Ulcer, NPUAP

Nutrition and the Elderly – Making the Connection to Wound Healing

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Wed, Nov 27, 2013

Studies suggest that up to 85% of long term care patients suffer from some level of malnutrition. Finding the balance between providing adequate nutrition and hydration can be especially challenging in the elderly population, specifically when dealing with obstacles such as medical diagnosis, food preferences and honoring advanced directives.

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Topics: wound care

Palliative Care and Wound Care: Determining the Balance

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Mon, Oct 21, 2013

Facilities have long struggled to find the appropriate balance related to treating wounds for the patient on palliative care. It can often be very challenging determining the best way to treat the wound that most likely will not heal. Harmony (HHI) offers the following advice to assist the facility with this challenge:

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Topics: wound care

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