Wound Management

Wound Healing Requires a
Combination of Different Strategies

  • A diet designed for wound healing
  • Good wound care
  • Abound

Nutrition


Nutritional status is a key factor in wound healing. Your wounds will heal faster and with
fewer complications when you are well nourished. On the other hand, if you do not consume sufficient calories or enough of certain nutrients, the healing process may slow down or even stop. 

A diet designed for wound healing includes adequate caloric energy, fluid supplies, and certain vitamins and minerals (such as vitamins A, C, E and zinc) that are crucial to wound healing. Adequate dietary protein must also be consumed to ensure that cell proliferation and other wound-healing processes are fully supported.


Wound Care and Dressing


Good wound care involves careful cleaning and dressing of wounds by various members of the wound care team. Your caregivers may need to:
  • Use instruments to remove dead, damaged, or infected tissues from the wound site, a process that is called debridement.
  • Apply a bandage that suits your wound, selecting from a wide range. The wide range of choices includes dressings to remove excess fluids from the wound site, protect against contamination, provide thermal insulation, maintain a moist environment for healing, or have properties that make them easily removable.
  • Use topical antimicrobial agents or prescribe oral antibiotics to prevent infection.
  • Ensure that the wound area continues to get an adequate blood supply while the wound dressing is applied and afterward.
For people with hard-to-heal wounds, the wound care team may include the patient along with his or her family members or personal caregivers; and health care professionals such as nurses; medical specialists in wound care, dermatology, and surgery; nutrition specialists; and primary care and social workers.


Abound

Using Abound makes the difference in wound management, taking it from standard to optimal. Abound is a therapeutic nutrition product with a unique blend of key ingredients—HMB, arginine, and glutamine. These nutrients support special needs of the body due to the stress of wound healing.

You may benefit from Abound if you have a:
  • Pressure ulcer, venous leg ulcer, or diabetic foot ulcer
  • Burn injury
  • Non-healing surgical incision