Role of Nutrition in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment
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The Role of Nutrition in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

by Monica Timko-Progar, BSN, RN, CWS; Naomi Ward, RN, BSN, CWS; and Michael O. Fleming, MD, FAAFP

This article was first published in Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Volume 4 Issue 2. The article is now available to you in downloadable PDF Wound Care HBOMedicineformat.

Topics discussed in the article include:

  • Nutritional Assessment

  • Biochemical Data Analysis

  • Macro and Micronutrients

  • Unique Dietary Needs

  • Conclusion

About the Author

Michael Fleming, MD is the chief medcial officer of Amedisys, is a past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians, and was the founding president of Louisiana Health care Quality Forum. Fleming has served as speaker of the Congress of Delegates of the AAFP, and as a board chair of the AAFP Board of Directors. He is the founding director, chairman and chief medical officer for Antidote Education Company, producing continuing educaiton for healthcare providers. He serves as an assistant clinical professor in the Departmetn of Family Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Science Center and in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Tulane University Medical School.

Amedisys delivers personalized home health care and hospice services to patients and their families in the comfort of patient's home. Last year alone, Amedisys care teams made 11 million patient care visits across the country. For more information about Amedisys, please visit

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