Offer high calorie high protein nutritional supplements in addition to the usual diet to adults with nutritional risk and pressure ulcer risk if nutritional requirements cannot be achieved by dietary intake. The academys nutrition care process which was also adapted by the dietitians association of australia includes 4 basic steps nutrition assessment nutrition diagnosis nutrition intervention and nutrition monitoring and evaluation 4243 the nutrition assessment process is continuous and early intervention is critical a comprehensive . Mary ellen posthauer nutritional assessment pressure ulcers supplements my nutrition assessment confirmed that he was undernourished based on his weight loss low bmi and poor intake pain assessment and management to control pain during dressing changes and daily care. Nutritional considerations in patients with pressure ulcer management must in clude a comprehensive nutritional care plan based on the latest practice guide nutritional assessment and a comprehen sive nutritional plan based on identified nutritional risk factors on admission to a. Abstract purpose the aims of this study were to explore a patients perceptions of the role of nutrition in pressure ulcer prevention and b patients experiences with dieticians in the hospital setting
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